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Spalding contractor gets Starbucks roof job as development continues

Local contractors are carrying out work on the Pinchbeck commercial development which will bring another Starbucks and Greggs to the district.

There has been a visible flurry of activity in recent days at a site off Wardentree Lane, with steel frames now in place for the new buildings.

Last week, we revealed that the project is due to be finished by mid-August.

Wardentree Lane Development (45751032)
Wardentree Lane Development (45751032)

The development, across the road from Morrisons, will bring a Toolstation, Formula One Autocentres and Snap Fitness Gym – as well as the Greggs and a drive-thru Starbucks.

A team from Lindum Group is working on the project – with a Spalding firm due to work on the Starbucks roof.

Lindum Group site manager Ashley Cant said: “The project has gone very well and we are on track to hand over the units to our client in mid-August.

“The steel frames are up on both structures and this week our Peterborough-based cladding experts KGM will move on to site to complete the outer shells.

“Once we’ve finished, the tenants will move in to complete their own fit outs.

“The work has involved a number of local subcontractors, including SDM Fabrications, which installed the steel frames that can now be seen rising above the site hoardings and Spalding-based Belmont Carpenters, which is installing the timber roof on the Starbucks units.”

An aerial picture of the site, supplied by Lindum Group.
An aerial picture of the site, supplied by Lindum Group.

The project, from Hawkstone Properties, is set to create more than 50 jobs and was approved by South Holland District Council in 2019.

The land covers one-and-a-half acres in total and will include 74 car parking spaces.

News of the mid-August due date met with a mixed reaction on our Facebook page. Some readers are looking forward to the new facilities – but a member of the Spalding Wombles clean-up group said they feared this would keep them busy.

A Starbucks spokesman was tight lipped about the new store - but plans have now been lodged with South Holland District Council for the signage, 'clearance bar' and order canopy for the drive-thru.

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