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8th July 2015

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Countryside and L&Q will be welcoming Sainsbury’s as the first retailer in the newNeighbourhood Centre at its landmark Beaulieu development in Chelmsford. To be known as Beaulieu Square, the striking new Neighbourhood Centre will be located at the entrance to this vibrant new development. In addition to the Sainsbury’s Local store and other new shops, Beaulieu Square will also includes day nursery,restaurant, community centre, health centre and a collection of one and two bedroom apartments and duplexes.

Andrew Carrington, Managing Director, Strategic Land at Countryside, said: “We have taken great care to design a Neighbourhood Centre that will serve as the ‘heart of Beaulieu’, so we are delighted to secure Sainsbury’s as the anchor convenience store at this exceptional development. For a project of this scale, providing first-class amenities and a central point for residents to come together is crucial to its long-term success and vital to ensure the new community can flourish.

“Beaulieu Squarewill be the main entrance for the proposed new schools and will feature a series of landscaped and public spaces, where people can not only stock up on their daily essentials, but also spend time socialising, relaxing and making the most of the new facilities and surroundings.”

Robin Ockendon, Acquisitions Surveyor, Sainsbury’s added: “Beaulieu is a beautifully designed neighbourhood,which will undoubtedly enhance the area and inspire the local community. We are delighted to becomea part of this exciting new district and we are looking forward to establishing ourselves at the heart of the neighbourhood in Beaulieu Square, as the go-to place for residents and passers-by to pick up their fresh produce and groceries every day.”

Designed as a vibrant new district for Chelmsford, offering inspirational architecture and landscape, Beaulieu will become a great place for people to live, work and play. Set around the majestic backdrop of New Hall School and its estate parkland,where King Henry VIII once had his Palace, the development has been planned to create a series of distinctly designed neighbourhoods linked by beautiful parklands and open spaces.The first phase of new homes, known as Beaulieu Heath, are now available for sale.

Construction of the neighbourhood centre is due to commence later in the year.Mark Liell LLP acted for Countryside and L&Q in the letting to Sainsbury’s.

Information correct at time of publication.