Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Martina Anderson commenting on the news that Crescent Link Retail Park in Waterside has today announced plans for a £5m investment project which includes the proposed expansion of the M&S Food hall, the resizing and improvement of the Homebase store, the introduction of a new retailer, The Food Warehouse by Iceland, and the improvement of the car park to enhance accessibility and which will help alleviate traffic congestion in the area.
She said “This is a good news story for the Waterside area and retail sector in Derry. There is no hiding the fact these are extremely challenging times for all businesses in our city due to Covid so to see a £5Million investment at the Crescent Link Retail Park is a very positive development.
“This will both help create and sustain much needed local jobs.
“A number of the units will see a major refurbishment along with new car parking spaces, a new exit lane from the south car park along with improved pedestrian links.
“There have been issues at this retail park over the years in relation to traffic congestion so its welcome that the company behind the investment have said a community consultation will begin in the coming weeks. It’s important the views of the local community are taken on board and we get this right for everyone involved from the outset.