HRH Retail has been appointed joint agent on the commercial element of a major mixed-use scheme in Taunton, Somerset.

To be developed by Taunton Deane Borough Council, Coal Orchard will include 25,000 sq ft of retail and leisure and 42 apartments on a prime waterfront site next to the Brewhouse Theatre and the River Tone.

Subject to approval of the detailed planning application, submitted this month, project manager Mace Group aims to start on site later this year, with completion due late 2019.

Tim Hance of HRH Retail comments: “Coal Orchard will suit a diverse mix of retailers including artisan traders who will complement the scheme’s location at the heart of Taunton’s cultural quarter. Its riverside setting will create an attractive focal point for a range of leisure pursuits and enhance its night-time appeal.”