The Arcades, Ashton-Under-Lyne
Hark Group was originally appointed as developer by CGI for a proposed extension of this modern 140,000 sq ft town centre scheme, opened in 1996.
Hark Group acquired the centre with Apollo Real Estate Advisors in June 2005 and subsequently obtained consent for a further 180,000 sq ft, comprising a department store, a number of new retail units, 600 rooftop parking spaces and an integrated bus station.
The centre was sold to AIB Investment Managers in December 2006 and Hark Group was retained as development manager. Hark Group is currently progressing plans for a revised scheme working in conjunction with the local authority and the GMPTE.