Godwin secure Euro Garages as tenant for roadside site in Rushden
Following the Outline Planning approval in July 2019, Godwin Developments has secured the British based retailer Euro Garages Limited as their tenant for the site. Euro Garages Limited operate petrol stations and fast food outlets in Europe, the United States and Australia.
Since the initial Outline planning approval, Godwin has been working up final proposals with Euro Garages Limited and East Northamptonshire Council for the development. Godwin and Euro Garages Limited have amended their design to be sympathetic with the planners and councillors’ aspirations. The updated Reserved Matters application was submitted to the council in mid-December 2019. The proposals firm up the design for the new petrol filling station and complimentary coffee operator Drive-Thru.
The proposed development totals 5,800 sq. ft – located adjacent to the A6 roundabout on John Clark Way, Rushden and was secured by property development and investment company Godwin Developments in 2018.
Matt Chandler, associate director at Godwin Group said: “We are pleased to have secured Euro Garages Limited as our end occupier for our site in Rushden.
“Godwin Developments, in conjunction with Euro Garages Limited have worked closely with the council to create a scheme which will complement the surrounding area, whilst also delivering a quality commercial offering. This project is an exciting expansion to Godwin Developments’ growing portfolio in the roadside sector.”
Tom Jeremiah, group planning director at Euro Garages Limited said: “We are excited to be working alongside Godwin Developments for the development of this site. Given the deficiency of roadside facilities in this location, we know there is strong demand for such in this area and our proposals will act to fill this gap in the market. Our scheme provides for a bespoke designed petrol filling station and drive-thru coffee shop, which will give motorists a place to rest and relax before continuing their onward journey.
“In addition, the development will create employment opportunities to which Euro Garages Limited are committed to resourcing from the local area. Most of our customers are taken from passing traffic but the facilities will also be available to residents, who may like to use our services to purchase small top-up shops or enjoy a coffee.”
The Rushden site is the latest project to be added to Godwin Developments diverse sites around the country, which already contains a range of commercial, residential, and mixed-use property assets in key regional locations.