PLANS are being unveiled today to create a large business park near Castletown.
A multimillion-pound investment from Isle of Man Enterprises Group, the company that owns Shoprite, will see four offices of 24,000 square feet, one of 12,000 sq ft and a 75-bed hotel and business centre.
The location will be land near the airport and next to Ronaldsway Industrial Estate.
It will be known as the Ronaldsway Gateway Business Park and will include a new headquarters for Shoprite, the island’s supermarket group, and other group companies.
The planning application, from Nicholson Group Ltd, is one of three submitted by the company for the south of the island.
Two schemes have been submitted to create a temporary shopper car park on land owned by the group, in the centre of Port Erin, which will service the company’s own Shoprite, Living and Iceland stores as well as support the needs of other retailers in the town.
The number of car parking spaces in the area will more than double to 75.
This town centre improvement scheme is accompanied by a ‘streetscape’ and pedestrian improvement scheme to improve access and create a link between the main town centre shops and Shoprite store and adjacent Living store. This will include a modern, pedestrian walkway linking the two stores.
The submitted plans include new paving and street furniture, improvements to the signage and street lighting and will also include planting trees to enhance the environment.
They have been developed in consultation with the South-West Regeneration Committee, which is a partnership between government, local authorities and businesses, as part of the Town and Village Regeneration Scheme.
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