News at Middlebrook Retail and Leisure Park


New store details

The new state of the art store will be completed up to shell stage in November 2017. The building has been designed by Sica Architects and WML consulting structural engineers to achieve a BREEAM very good accreditation. The finished structure will be made up of 974m3 of concrete foundations sat on top of nearly 10000 linear meters of stone piles. There will be 260 tons of steel frame supporting a roof that is almost 3000m2 in area! The buildings front elevation will be dominated by over 700m2 of glass with individually cut Aerolite stone sourced from China. The car parking area will have capacity for over 180 cars and will include designated crossing points, bicycle racks, external lighting and fully designed landscape scheme. 



Since our last newsletter we have been involved in 3 community activities involving the local community and in particular Chorley New Road Primary School The 'name the roller' competition was launched with the help of the retail park mascot Max and featured in an educational article in the Bolton Evening News. Last Monday we did a school assembly based on construction site safety this was delivered alongside a sterling acting performance from Ivor Good site the considerate constructors scheme mascot! We are 100% committed to delivering safe working environments both on and around our site, as per our previous newsletters should you have any concerns or feel we could improve in any way please contact: Jonathan Parker on 07764502748 or Steve Barnett on 07764662376


Progress and upcoming activities

The main step forward since our last newsletter is the completion of the structural steel frame. Despite the mixed weather this activity went well and we are now preparing for the next phase of works which are the roof, wall cladding and glazing. This is an exciting part of the project as all of the high quality products and finishes specified by Next and Orbit  Developments start to become visible! Externally the south west corner of the car park is advancing nicely with base course tarmac due for installation in the next couple of weeks. We remain on programme for completion of the  shell stage of the works in November 2017.

Sports fans and shoppers alike now have a brand-new location to either kick back or kick start their weekend.

Missoula in Middlebrook retail park, Bolton will be openings its doors for the very first time on Saturday 4th March following a £250,000 investment.

Located at the former Scott’s Bar site next to the Macron Stadium; the stylish bar has undergone an extensive transformation, complete with distinct modern décor and a strong focus on a unique live sports offering. Notably, the new venue will be providing sports fans with VIP table service and a special match-day sports menu featuring pitchers of cocktail, buckets of beer, sharing platters and hand-rolled pizzas – making this the ultimate venue to head to on a match day or when the big sporting action is live on the big screens. It’s also the first bar in the area to fit a “Bottoms-Up” speed bar sourced direct from the USA’ which pours 65 pints of Carling in one minute!

When the Wanderers aren’t in town, Missoula will tempt weary shoppers and office staff with a range of light snacks, burgers and pizzas that will make your taste buds tick – the extended tapas range offers smaller bites to snack on, whilst the epic focaccia sandwiches are perfectly suited for lunch time refuel. That’s not all - with an innovative selection of cocktails, craft beers and steeped spirits, all cocktails are made using the hottest trends in mixology offering a flavour for everyone!

Alan Armstrong, Head of Marketing at Missoula said: “We are thrilled to be launching our 10th Missoula site in the UK in Bolton and look forward to welcoming everyone down. We’re in a prime location and know our new look décor combined with our fantastic offers during the week means we truly do have something for all. What’s more, we’re especially excited to launch our “Clocking Off Club” *; the ultimate after work social event for local office and retail staff which will allow our customers to enjoy free pizza and table tennis – a retreat for those who need some rest and recuperation after a busy day at work”

To celebrate, a glamorous evening will be taking place on Saturday 4th March from 5pm with a VIP red carpet reception featuring complimentary glass of prosecco, canapes, and entertainment throughout the night. The festivities carry on throughout the weekend, with the launch of Cîroc Saturdays; featuring vodka ice-luge, live entertainers, and resident DJ.

*Monday – Friday 5pm – 8pm


Smyths Toys Superstores is celebrating this week after being crowned the Overall Toy Retailer of the Year at this year’s Toy Industry Awards by the British Toy & Hobby Association and the Toy Retailers Association. Beating competition from retailers such as Argos and Toys R Us, Smyths Toys Superstores are delighted to be celebrating their award for the third consecutive year.
The awards ceremony, held on January 24th at Olympia in London, acknowledge the best in innovation and excellence for toy retail and product in 2016, with the toy superstores’ unique brand of fun and excitement seeing them triumph over rival retailers.
Commenting on their victory, Amy Matthews, PR executive for Smyths Toys Superstores, commented “We are delighted to have won such a prestigious award consecutively for the last three years. Smyths Toy Superstore works extremely hard to offer customers excellent service and deliver them an innovative, fun shopping experience. We are delighted to receive recognition for all our hard work and would especially like to thank our suppliers, customers, and staff for their continued support and for helping to make it all possible. All at Smyths Toys Superstores look forward to offering our customer’s many more years of incredible service through 2017 and beyond.”
The award was one of two accolades which the leading toy retailer picked up on the night, alongside the Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year (Over 30 stores) award.

Celebrating their 100th store opening this year and based in a number of locations throughout the UK and Ireland, Smyths Toys Superstores stock everything from dolls and action figures to baby products, video games, playsets and much, much more. The leading toy retailer carries all the top brands and prides themselves on offering the most competitive prices on the best possible selection of products.

* Pictured Left to Right: Olivia Noone, Sinead Byrne, Padraig Smyth, Jon Diver, Annmarie Garrett, Martina Moran, Laura Butler.

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