Morrisons to open store in New Bordon Town Centre
Opening in 2023, the new store off of Budds Lane will be approximately 26,000 sq ft in size with dedicated car parking, and will feature Morrisons popular Market Street counters, a cafe, and a range of popular and useful services.
Alongside the town’s new food store, The Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company (WBRC) is also pleased to announce the development of 10,000 sq ft of office space for small and medium sized businesses, approximately 100 apartments, eight restaurants and bars, six shops, and the Mess Hall, a venue which will seat about 300 people for films, live performances and other community events.
These facilities and services will be built and opened over a two-year period.
James Child, Project Lead, Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company, said:
“Morrisons’ award-winning groceries and Market Street counters will provide the residents and businesses of the town with a great food and drink offering. Following the opening of the town’s new leisure centre, town park and The Shed (opening 29 May), this announcement is a key milestone in the regeneration of the town. We are excited about how the town centre is taking shape and look forward to welcoming residents, local businesses and
Mark Taylor, Head of Acquisitions, Morrisons, said:
“The Prince Philip Park development is creating a new community which we are proud to be part of and we look forward to work getting underway on the new Morrisons Bordon store.”
WBRC is creating a bold and inviting town centre destination that welcomes innovation and inclusion, and embraces its local heritage and natural environment. It will be a place not just to shop and eat, but a place to meet and spend some time with friends, family, colleagues.
The town centre is at the heart of the transformation of Whitehill & Bordon as a sustainable green, healthy and connected town. Getting in and out of the town centre will be easy too with enhanced transport options to surrounding areas.
Cllr Andy Tree, Leader of Whitehill Town Council and newly-elected County Councillor for Whitehill, Bordon and Lindford, said:
“I look forward to personally welcoming Morrisons to our town. Back in 2017, I said that only a mainstream supermarket would be acceptable to our residents. Having questioned WBRC since becoming Leader of the Town Council in 2019, I am delighted that they are delivering on this. I am excited to have more choice for us moving forward and to see a positive aspect of regeneration delivered.”
Cllr Richard Millard, Leader of East Hampshire District Council, said:
“This is a momentous step forward for the town. Bringing in a food store of this size and stature not only offers residents more choice it also boosts the local economy and creates a buzz of excitement around Whitehill & Bordon.
“A big-name store such as Morrisons will bring more footfall into the town centre, which in turn makes the town more financially attractive to other retail outlets considering new locations. This success will breed further success and prosperity for the town and its residents.”