Peel Land & Property has appointed Russells Construction to build a new Asda superstore at the Chatham Waters development in Gillingham, Kent.
The 73,000 sq ft Asda forms part of the first phase of the £650m regeneration scheme on land at Chatham Waters.
Designed by AHR Architects, Russells’ project also includes the construction of a petrol station, parking for 400 cars, and landscaping. It is scheduled to be complete by summer 2015.
The contract builds on Russells’ existing relationship with Peel. The contractor previously built Peel’s Eastbank residential scheme in Ancoats, Manchester.
Nick Hey, project director at Peel Holdings, said: “We are pleased to be working with Russells again to help deliver this major regeneration project. The team’s proven experience in the retail sector, including complex waterside schemes, will ensure that we can deliver our programme on time and within budget.”
The Chatham Waters project is set to transform a 1.9 million square feet heavy industrial site, creating 950 homes, 430,000 sq ft of offices and a hotel.