The Pipeworks

Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9AA

Rokeby in a joint venture with Peveril Securities purchased Hepworth's former production plant in Swadlincote town centre in 2010.

Rokeby subsequently received planning consent for:

- 70,000 sq ft of Open A1 Retail Warehousing
- 5 Screen Cinema
- 12,000 sq ft of A3 Restaurant/Food Accommodation

The cinema has been let to Odeon Cinemas and terms have been agreed with a number of retailers including Peacocks, Argos, Home Bargains, Iceland, Aldi and Brantano. Work was completed in August 2011.

This was a challenging project for Rokeby, seeking to integrate modern retail warehousing into a setting which is sympathetic to both the adjacent conservation area and a new 74,000 sq ft Wm Morrisons foodstore. A particular challenge was the desire to link the development with the adjacent foodstore and new links to the High Street, to maximise the regenerative benefits between existing and new accommodation.

It was also one of the largest retail warehouse developments to be constructed within 2011.

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