Hughes Paddison advise on acquisition of land for Badhams

The name Badhams is a very familiar name on many Gloucestershire high streets with its 18 pharmacist stores across Cheltenham, Gloucester, the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean. Paul Engelbrecht from Hughes Paddison has been working with the firm on acquisition of a site where Badhams plan to build a proposed new shopping centre.

Badhams has bought a 1,665 square metre plot of retail development land at Cleevelands in Bishop’s Cleeve for just over £500,000. The proposed new retail and community hub would serve the village with a population of over 18,000 residents, that has seen substantial growth in recent years with new housing developments.

Peter Badham, Managing Director of Badham Pharmacy, commented: “A new shopping centre will help support the local infrastructure and give new residents access to a variety of new services locally. The retail development includes plans for a new food store and community services to encourage residents to shop locally. The ‘shop local’ ethos is something the company is keen to support as it invests in the future of Bishop's Cleeve village.”

Paul Engelbrecht added: “We have been working with Badhams for a number of years now and we were delighted to work with the firm on a project of this scale and significance. It promises to be a great asset to the village and a much needed facility, with the growth of the local population”.

Planning approval has not yet been granted for the shopping centre, which would include five units and around 22 parking spaces. The firm is in “the final stage of discussions” with Tewkesbury Borough Council on the centre’s design. It is hoped that the Centre could be open within 18 months. The company also has shopping centres in the Kingsway Local Shopping Centre, Quedgeley, and the Village Square, Cheltenham.