First names confirmed at new Monks Walk Retail Park in Kingswood revealed

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 15 May 2019

The first retailers have been announced at a new shopping centre development in Kingswood.

Monks Way Retail Park, recently named by a Bransholme man who has lived in the estate for 50 years, is due to open at the end of June.

Now the first tenants have been announced at Hull’s newest shopping park.

Bakery chain Cooplands will be joined by convenience store One Stop, with a pizza shop and fish & chip takeaway also confirmed.

Land has also been sold on the site for a new nursery in Kingswood.

The developer of the retail park recently held a competition to decide on the name for the shopping hub.

The competition was won by Bransholme’s Peter Fenwick, who proposed Monks Way Retail Park because of its links to the area’s Meaux Cistercian Abbey and the Monks of Meaux, who were influential in the area nearly 900 years ago.

Artist's impression of the shops and pub that will form part of the development

Peter said: “I’m thrilled that my suggestion has been selected by the judges. I did a little homework on the history of Wawne and found out that 12 monks were sent here to manage the sales of wool in the area.

"They acted as the middlemen for the sale of wool which came from Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire in the mid-1200s - so the name is a nod to them.

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"I will be spending the vouchers on treats for our upcoming holiday and maybe some plants for the garden.”

A host of other retail units are still up for grabs at Monks Way.

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Land is available to build a new pub or restaurant, with a second convenience store expected to arrive at the park.

Monks Way Retail Park is part of a wider development which will see 1,660 new homes built in Wawne Road.

The housing development is being delivered by property consortium KSHP - made up of housing developer Keepmoat, Strata Homes and Persona, part of Home Group, in partnership with Hull City Council.

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