COUNCILLORS in Connahâ€™s Quay have celebrated a significant milestone at the townâ€™s new Â£15m shopping centre.
Developer St Modwen, one of the UKâ€™s leading regeneration specialists, has finished its work on the 72,000sq ft scheme, which includes a huge food outlet.
The Morrisons building has now been handed over to the company for a comprehensive internal fit-out before it opens its doors in early November.
Cllr Peter Macfarlane said: â€œI wish to congratulate St Modwen on transforming what was a derelict site into a magnificent retail centre.
â€œThis is a major regeneration project and a vote of confidence in our community.â€
Cllr Eric Owen added: â€œThis milestone is great news for the regeneration of Connahâ€™s Quay.
â€œThe new shopping centre will make a big impact in the area, bringing with it new employment opportunities, more investment from the private sector and putting Connahâ€™s Quay back to where it belongs.â€
More than 300 jobs are to be created at the Ffordd Llanarth site, which will also be home to national retailers including Greggs, Bargain Booze and Home Bargains.
The six-acre scheme will feature 12 retail units, 325 car parking spaces, improved pedestrian links and a bus pick-up point.