Eastgate, Basildon

Hark Group are the Asset and Development Managers for Eastgate Shopping Centre on behalf of InfraRed Capital Partners.

The objective has been to position the 750,000 sq ft scheme as the prime retail destination in Basildon. Major retailers now include Asda, Debenhams, Superdry, New Look, H&M, River Island, Topshop, Next and Primark. Accessorize has opened in the last few months with PureGym opening in Spring 2019.

The scheme has undergone a significant refurbishment and development programme including the upgrade of all entrances and reconfiguration of circulation space. A key achievement is the sale of Kelting House office building; the building was converted to residential in 2017, the first shopping centre building in the UK to be converted for this use.

Critically, Hark Group are working closely with the Local Authority to position Basildon town's future as a prime destination in the South East and to ensure a cohesive town centre. The town's market place has been successfully relocated to accommodate a new Basildon College campus, the town centre is also welcoming a new cinema development, both projects being delivered in 2020.