Morrisons have confirmed a deal to work with Carnegie Regeneration Ltd, a joint venture between Threadneedle Property Investments, the owners of the Carnegie Retail Park, and Edinburgh-based Ediston Properties Ltd, to bring a new Morrisons store to Dunfermline.
The proposed store would be built on the site of the current Halfords and Dunfermline Police Station and will form part of a comprehensive redevelopment of Carnegie Retail Park, which will involve upgrade and reconfiguration of the existing units and car parks.
Ediston Properties Ltd has submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) to Fife Council to build a new 58,000 sq ft store, which includes Morrisons’ ‘Fresh Market’ offering, such as butcher, baker, fishmonger and fresh food counters, a modern, innovative design, as well as creating 330 new jobs.
Richard Bakes, Development Executive for Morrisons, said: “We are delighted that our Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) has been submitted to Fife Council bringing us a step closer to bring our ‘Fresh Market’ offering to Dunfermline. Morrisons is dedicated to growth in Scotland and our ambitious plans for Dunfermline will benefit the local area in a number of ways. The site will provide new, local jobs and enhanced choice for shoppers, whilst we also hope the development will act as a catalyst for further regeneration.”
Alastair Dickie, Development Director at Ediston, representing Carnegie Regeneration Ltd, commented: “It has taken a period of time to put this proposal together and are delighted to be working with the relevant parties to bring forward this exciting redevelopment opportunity, which will breathe new life into the town centre and increase the retail offer to customers of Dunfermline with a new Morrison store and redeveloped and upgraded retail offer for Carnegie Retail Park.”
Alan Cormack of Scottish Police Authority, who are working with Carnegie Regeneration, commented, “The plans will allow the SPA to modernise the facilities within Dunfermline and Fife as part of the ongoing work to update the force estate.”