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29Oct92 UK: FIRMS DIG IN FOR TALKS WITH PHOENIX PARK - STAMFORD DEVELOPMENTS.

Humberside firm Stamford Developments is locked in discussion with two major national companies hoping to land a contract to design and build a £90 million scheme in Scunthorpe.Work on the 45 ha mixed development at Phoenix Park is expected to get under way before the end of the year, with completion of the final phase anticipated in 1995.First of the blocks will be a 10 ha village-style residential area providing 390 new houses and consisting of low-cost housing, sheltered accommodation and starter homes.A 20 ha business park is also proposed for light and service industry, consisting of industrial space and offices.The development will also embrace a 12 ha retail and leisure park.It will feature a shopping complex of around 27,600 sq m, together with multi-screen cinema, bowling alley, themed restaurant bar and car park.Finally, about 3 ha will be given over to a motel, car showroom, fast food restaurant and filling station.The developers claim that the project will provide up to 4,000 new jobs and increase the size of Scunthorpe by around 7.5 per cent.The project team includes Simpson Coulson (consulting engineer); Taylor Young Partnership (architect); and Chapman Warren (planning consultant).