Modus has been selected as preferred developer for the next phase of regeneration in Blackpool.

Blackpool council has this week chosen modus to develop a site that currently contains retail units and warehousing next to a Modus owned shopping scheme, Houndshill shopping centre, in the town.

The site is close to both the Winter Gardens and Blackpool Tower in the sea side town.

Modus is proposing to build new restaurants, retail and a new hotel facility to open by late 2010.

Since purchasing Houndshill shopping centre in 2005, the developer has also acquired two further investments in Blackpool’s retail core for a total cost of in the region of £10m.

Kenny Moore acted for Blackpool Council on the selection process and Keenan & Co acted for Modus.