Lakeside Triangle sits between the Dome, Vue Cinema and Asda and is owned by Doncaster Council. Original plans were for a private sector developer to develop the complex, but they were unable to make the project viable and attract the national restaurants required for the area. Doncaster Council then stepped in and have brought the project to fruition, aiming to create more than 200 jobs and bringing in more business rates for the borough.
The council’s contractor Willmott Dixon are tasked with building five restaurants and three drive-through units which will become home to big names including:
- TGI Fridays
- Taco Bell
- Burger King
- Dunkin Donuts
Mayor Ros Jones said: “This scheme is great news for Doncaster and really shows that our proactive and forward thinking approach to regeneration and job creation does pay dividends for the borough.
Since this scheme halted under the private sector developer we have been working hard with the industry to ensure this project is completed. In just over a year we have been able to completely turn this on its head, brought in the national and international providers and ensured this can be developed.
It is great to see that work has started on this development and we can create this fantastic restaurant facility at Lakeside.”
Anthony Dillon, Managing Director for the North for Willmott Dixon, said: "We are excited about starting work on Lakeside Triangle. Our recent work in Doncaster, which includes the new award winning National College for High Speed Rail and over 100 new homes, is helping to drive growth in the region and we'll be looking to further this by ensuring wherever possible that our project spend is with companies based in and around Doncaster."
The cost of developing the project is £7.7 million and this will be met from the Investment and Modernisation Fund delivering a significant annual return of more than £400,000 to the council.
It is anticipated that the development will complete in Spring 2019.
For further details about Lakeside Triangle please visit our developments page