Barker Storey Matthews – now part of Eddisons, instructed by Peterborough City Council, have launched the final riverside development opportunity at Peterborough’s flagship Fletton Quays development.

Plots 7 & 8 front the River Nene at Fletton Quays, on the site of the former Whitworth Mill building, plus an adjacent cleared site suitable for additional development.  

The total area of the site is 1.41 acres with 22,642 sq ft of developable space.

Fletton Quays is already home to the new headquarters building of Peterborough City Council, a new 418 space multi-storey car park and attendant retail units.  

Construction is due to commence shortly on a new 160-bed hotel for the Hilton Garden Inn chain and a brand new 85,000 sq ft ‘Government Hub’ building hosting the Passport Agency, the Environment Agency and Natural England among other office occupiers.

The Whitworth Mill building dates from the mid 19thCentury and, arranged across three floors, anchors the available development site. 

It is designated as a ‘Building of Local Interest’ and the adjacent, cleared site once housed the mill’s grain silos. 

The agreed development brief allows for conversion of the mill and the companion site for a mixed use or residential scheme. 

The agent advises that the local planning authority would view an element of the development for creative, media or cultural arts genre of business use as a positive attribute to any proposed scheme.

Leading the instruction, on behalf of Peterborough City Council, is Julian Welch of BSM office in the city.  

Commenting on the launch of 7 & 8 Fletton Quays, he said, “Fletton Quays is setting down a marker for future development in the city centre.   

“With exisiting residential development and further commercial development coming on stream soon, this site we’ve just launched is the last remaining plot with riverside frontage and, thereby, offers the final opportunity to be part of this landmark scheme on the city centre waterfront.”

Image: Fletton Quays, Peterborough

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