Land Securities has completed the final letting at Bishop Centre, Taplow, its 105,000sq ft ‘next generation’ retail park. Homeware and gift specialist, HomeSense, has taken a 10,000 sq ft unit, signifying the completion of the intricate development in South Buckinghamshire.
The tenth and final tenant joins an impressive and diverse line-up of both retailers and food and beverage operators, with TK Maxx, Nike, Mountain Warehouse, Evans Cycles, Majestic, Frankie & Benny’s, Bella Italia, Costa Coffee and Tesco all taking space.
The development’s modern design, public art and mature landscaping provide a high quality, contemporary solution to the demand for convenient retail space. Bishop Centre is situated just off the M4 and next to Taplow train station, which is currently undergoing scheduled Crossrail upgrades. A new junction onto the A4 (running parallel to the M4) ensures the development benefits from the significant flow of traffic between Maidenhead and Slough.
The retail park also has a number of sustainable design features, including the provision of five electric car charging points and cycling spaces within the 439-space car park and both roof and brise soleil photovoltaic panels, all contributing to Bishop Centre achieving a ‘BREEAM certification of ‘Very Good’.
Polly Troughton, Head of Retail Parks and Leisure at Land Securities, said, “We’re delighted that Bishop Centre, Taplow, is now fully let. With its contemporary architecture, unrivalled accessibility, wide catchment in South Buckinghamshire, and first-class retail and leisure offer, Bishop Centre perfectly fits with our strategic themes of dominance, experience and convenience, and is well positioned to thrive.”
Wilkinson Williams acted for Land Securities, while Morgan Williams acted for HomeSense.