Shopping Centre

Six shortlisted in Taunton

Published:  05 February, 2007

Six developers have been shorlisted by Taunton Deane Distrcit Council for the retail-led redevelopment of the 6.7-ha Firepool site in the town centre.

David McLean Developments and Carillion; Development Securities; Kier Group; St Modwen Properties; Stanhope and Terrace Hill/Firmac Developments. The six will now be asked to work up firm proposals for the brownfield site, currently occupied by a livestock market and car park, before the council chooses its development partner this summer.

The council is keen that any development on the site should incorporate residential and leisure uses as well as retail and that it should enhance the site's river frontage.