A £2m package of infrastructure works has completed at Hollinwood Junction in Oldham, with occupier Costa Coffee’s new drive-through unit open at the £35m development.

The completion of the infrastructure works by contractor I&H Brown has now unlocked a site that was previously blighted by a large redundant gas holder.   A programme of technical work is now underway to support the next phase of development, says John Downes of Langtree, which is delivering the scheme in partnership with Oldham Council.

“This is an important milestone that enables us to talk to the market with confidence about how our next phase can accommodate occupiers’ needs.  Discussions are already underway with several interested parties and in the meantime it’s great to see Costa Coffee already serving so many customers,” said Mr Downes.

Contractor Stainforth Construction built the Costa Coffee unit and handed it over to the client on-time, despite the widely-reported supply chain constraints affecting the construction industry.

Hollinwood Junction is expected to create 760 jobs and incorporate retail, leisure, employment and up to 150 family homes.  The site is adjacent to Junction 22 of the M60 Motorway, south west of Oldham town centre.

The Hollinwood news comes on the heels of another key milestone for Langtree, with last week’s approval by the Secretary of State of the 1million square feet first phase of its Parkside Colliery regeneration project, in partnership with St Helens Council.  The company now has more than 3.5million square feet of commercial space under management and development.