Council picks preferred developer for retail-led city centre extension
Lancaster city council has selected Centros Miller as its preferred developer for the retail-led regeneration of a 10 acre (4 ha) city centre site. The scheme, known as the Canal Corridor North, has been identified by the council for an extension to the city's retail core and it wants to see a traditional open-air scheme.

The site is mainly in the ownership of the council and brewer Mitchell's. The chosen developer will have to draw up a masterplan for the area, which will involve extensive public consultation. Construction is expected to begin in two to three years.

Centros Miller director David Lewis said: 'We envisage a retail-led renaissance to this area and an enhancement to the existing leisure offer provided by the theatres. We very much look forward to working in partnership with Lancaster city council and Mitchell's to progress a vibrant and exciting scheme.'

Churston Heard is advising Centros Miller.