Amstone Ventures has acquired the 3.3-acre former Sainsbury’s site in the town centre for a £100m build-to-rent development.

Sainsbury’s closed its doors at the Warren Street site in January and has now concluded the site’s sale. Architect Leach Rhodes Walker is drawing up plans for a scheme including apartments and townhouses, with Deloitte also on the Amstone team as planning consultant.

A planning application is expected this year ahead of a hoped-for start on site early in 2022.

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