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Are Tesco still coming to Stirchley?
« on: April 12, 2017, 12:16:30 PM »
Tesco are in the process of purchasing Bookers.

Bookers have an outlet on the Ten Acres Estate, just off the Pershore Road by the old Dogpool Hotel. 

It wouldn't take much to change Bookers into a Tesco supermarket.  Planning would be given. The only issue would be traffic at the junction of DogPool Lane and St Stephens Road.  That could be controlled by a set of traffic lights.

Or am I reading too much into it?

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Re: Are Tesco still coming to Stirchley?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2017, 10:11:05 PM »
From the Tesco boss:

Yet Lewis says the plan isn’t to rebrand any of Booker’s convenience stores into Tesco sites. Answering a question from Marketing Week, he says: “I have nothing but respect for the brands and businesses Charles [Wilson, Booker’s CEO] has built at Booker, so we are not going to change those brands at all in this deal.

“We’d rather lend Booker our expertise to improve their current offer on things like own-label and give its small businesses owners more growth opportunities by having access to such a strong combined supply chain.”



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Re: Are Tesco still coming to Stirchley?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2017, 06:49:38 AM »
We all know Tesco are good on their word.

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Re: Are Tesco still coming to Stirchley?
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2017, 10:46:22 AM »
True but they have land they can build on so why would they need to knock down Bookers?

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Re: Are Tesco still coming to Stirchley?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2017, 03:01:00 PM »
Because it would be cheaper to change the building currently used by Bookers from a warehouse to a supermarket than to completely build a brand new one?

I'm simply thinking out loud.

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Re: Are Tesco still coming to Stirchley?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 09:03:11 AM »
I see the 'for sale' sign for Tesco land was taken down yesterday and a larger signage framework has been put in place. I wonder if this is connected to Seven Capital listing a company called 'Seven Capital Stirchley' a couple of months ago, about the same time Savills took the site details off their website?

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/10921259


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Re: Are Tesco still coming to Stirchley?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2017, 08:44:54 PM »
Boards have been put up by Seven Capital who have acquired at least some of the Tesco site.

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Re: Are Tesco still coming to Stirchley?
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2017, 04:36:43 PM »
One director listed and it looks like he sets up a new limited company for each project

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/yAETQMdFfcI9tAiOkyfAsxGO_hA/appointments

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Re: Are Tesco still coming to Stirchley?
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2017, 09:29:23 AM »
Yes, I think that's quite common for large business as it protects the rest of the business if one large project goes wrong. Seven Capital have built multiple sites in Birmingham recently. It will be interesting to see if they add retail / services to the site but their main business seems to be flats (they would call them apartments) aimed at professionals on a sell to let basis.

I can see why they might see potential here with a combination of local workforce (Cadbury / QE / University); a road and rail route straight into the City Centre as well as the increasing reputation of Stirchley being 'a place to be' and Kings Heath next door= all selling points.  It would be nice if there was some affordable housing included.

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Re: Are Tesco still coming to Stirchley?
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2017, 03:22:55 PM »
There are other housing projects in the pipeline as well.  I am sure we will see a mix of properties.

Sadly developers build properties and sell them for the highest price they can get away with.  More houses being built doesn't lower the prices being charged.

My fear is the lack of infrastructure - Pershore Road already struggles.  With properties at the Tesco site, Ivy Road/Avid Merrion and the new build at the junction of Lifford Lane there are a lot of people who need to get to and from work.  Throw in the Lidl and the Aldi supermarkets either end and we've got a bottleneck on our hands. 

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Re: Are Tesco still coming to Stirchley?
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 07:58:41 AM »
http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/business/commercial-property/developer-buys-site-planned-tesco-13906391

Seven Capital has now acquired the brownfield plot in an undisclosed deal and is planning a mixed-use development comprising residential and retail units.

The company is now working Birmingham City Council and local stakeholders on formulating proposals for the site before submitting a formal planning application.

Samuel Clark, development director at Seven Capital, said: "This site has languished for some time and given its location between Bournville, Selly Park, Moseley and Kings Heath, the investment by Seven Capital will play a critical role, catalysing further gentrification of this important Birmingham suburb."

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Re: Are Tesco still coming to Stirchley?
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2017, 09:51:12 AM »
Today Birmingham Post: Tesco the supermarket giant announced earlier this year it was abandoning its plans to build on the nine-acre plot on the corner of Hazelwell Lane and Pershore Road, in Stirchley it has now been acquired by property developer Seven Capital, to build a new mixed-use complex, comprising residential and retail units. Samuel Clark, development director at Seven Capital, said: "This site has languished for some time and given its location between Bournville, Selly Park, Moseley and Kings Heath, the investment by Seven Capital will play a critical role, catalysing further gentrification of this important Birmingham suburb."
http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/business/commercial-property/developer-buys-site-planned-tesco-13906391?ptnr_rid=151370&icid=EM_BirminghamPost_Nletter
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Re: Are Tesco still coming to Stirchley?
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2017, 11:18:13 AM »
That sounds promising.  Let's see what the plans propose. 

Parking is one of my main concerns.  I noticed on Saturday that cars were parked all along Hunts Road on both sides, which forced cars into the centre of the road.  The bend by the park is bad enough as it is without parking there. 

Hopefully they'll make the Hazelwell Lane on to Hunts Road pedestrian access only, so cars have to use Pershore Road to access the new properties.

I wonder if Seven Capital will do any vanity projects to help spruce up the area?

Does anyone know what's happening with the triangle of land next to the Church, opposite the British Oak and the old Kwik Save site?