Developer unveiled for prime Narberth school site

First published in News

Pembrokeshire County Council has selected Abbeymore Estates and builders Knox & Wells Limited as developers for the old primary school site in Moorfield Road, Narbeth.

The joint venture combines Abbeymore Estates - an experienced retail developer headed by local Narbeth resident David Gee - with Knox & Wells, one of Wales’ oldest and respected building contractors, which have undertaken a number of prestigious retail developments.

The scheme will provide a parade of shop units on the ground floor with residential units above. It will be anchored by a national food retailer convenience store.

Although the project is at an early stage it is hoped a detailed planning application will be submitted within the next couple of months.

David Gee said: “We are very excited about working on this important site in the heart of Narberth.

“We are keen to use the development to enhance the retail experience of Narberth and build upon its very strong reputation as a destination retail centre.

“It is a wonderful opportunity to link the Town Moor Car Park with the High Street which can only help the town centre and create jobs and greater prosperity.”

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10:13am Wed 16 Apr 14

Brian5 says...

Narbert needs no more retail stores - this application must be\ resisted.
Narbert needs no more retail stores - this application must be\ resisted. Brian5
  • Score: 5

10:45am Wed 16 Apr 14

JonnyBlueJeans says...

This is fantastic news, just what Narbeth DOESN'T need, and proves PCC haven't learnt 1 think from past mistakes. How can they put at risk what is a retail success story (in a very poor trading period) and not use what they have achieved in Haverfordwest over the years as a blueprint? I was a trader in the market in Haverfordwest when the council in their wisdom decided to knock it down and re-build it on the river as a foundation stone for their vision of future shopping in Haverfordwest, from that time onwards they have madeall the wrong moves, Whithybush retail park ETC... and seen Haverfordwest disintegrate as a shopping centre. If they don't reverse this decision they will end up with another dead town which once was flourishing. Narbeth does not need a retail park!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!
This is fantastic news, just what Narbeth DOESN'T need, and proves PCC haven't learnt 1 think from past mistakes. How can they put at risk what is a retail success story (in a very poor trading period) and not use what they have achieved in Haverfordwest over the years as a blueprint? I was a trader in the market in Haverfordwest when the council in their wisdom decided to knock it down and re-build it on the river as a foundation stone for their vision of future shopping in Haverfordwest, from that time onwards they have madeall the wrong moves, Whithybush retail park ETC... and seen Haverfordwest disintegrate as a shopping centre. If they don't reverse this decision they will end up with another dead town which once was flourishing. Narbeth does not need a retail park!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! JonnyBlueJeans
  • Score: 5

2:34pm Wed 16 Apr 14

PembrokeshireMan says...

Another cathedral dedicated to the UK's biggest religion.

Just what we need.
Another cathedral dedicated to the UK's biggest religion. Just what we need. PembrokeshireMan
  • Score: 1

2:39pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Bilbo101 says...

I am just wondering if a consultation has taken place with the existing retailers and residents in Narberth and if so what the results were ? Narberth is a great place to go for shopping and a day out, we frequently go there from Haverfordwest. It would be a shame if this new development results in a loss of business from the existing retailers BUT it may result in a lot more people visiting and shopping in Narberth and as a result everyone may benefit, it may be a great success and create much needed jobs. I wonder what the views of Narberth traders and residents are on this new proposed development ?
I am just wondering if a consultation has taken place with the existing retailers and residents in Narberth and if so what the results were ? Narberth is a great place to go for shopping and a day out, we frequently go there from Haverfordwest. It would be a shame if this new development results in a loss of business from the existing retailers BUT it may result in a lot more people visiting and shopping in Narberth and as a result everyone may benefit, it may be a great success and create much needed jobs. I wonder what the views of Narberth traders and residents are on this new proposed development ? Bilbo101
  • Score: -2

3:48pm Wed 16 Apr 14

B1gD0g says...

There is a distinct possibility of one or more existing retailers in Narberth closing down as a result of yet another grocery/ convenience style retailer coming into the town. Narberth is not big enough to support another shop which basically sell the same products as the other four grocery shops in Narberth. No doubt the new shop will sell news and magazines and flowers etc, thereby hitting another three businesses that i can think of. poor planning and no forward thinking by PCC again.
There is a distinct possibility of one or more existing retailers in Narberth closing down as a result of yet another grocery/ convenience style retailer coming into the town. Narberth is not big enough to support another shop which basically sell the same products as the other four grocery shops in Narberth. No doubt the new shop will sell news and magazines and flowers etc, thereby hitting another three businesses that i can think of. poor planning and no forward thinking by PCC again. B1gD0g
  • Score: 3

4:48pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Brian5 says...

With boarded up empty shops in Narberth already why add to the casualties?
Greed sadly blinds investors.
With boarded up empty shops in Narberth already why add to the casualties? Greed sadly blinds investors. Brian5
  • Score: 3

10:32pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Tttoommy says...

I'm sure someone will feel "enRICHed" by this decision :(
I'm sure someone will feel "enRICHed" by this decision :( Tttoommy
  • Score: -1

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