Three “state-of-the-art” shop units have gone on sale as a 30-flat development is set to be completed.

After the mixed-use development next to Vicarage Road Stadium was approved in 2019, construction got under way in 2021 and completion is “imminent”, according to estate agents.

Last week the three shopping units on the ground floor went on the market, via Brasier Freeth. Unit three is offered at £18,000 per year while the larger units, two and one, would cost £20,000 per year.

Getting the development to market had previously been delayed due to Henry Construction, which carried out the project, going into administration. Before this put a halt to marketing, more than 30 businesses had apparently expressed interest in opening by the stadium.

According to the listing, take-away use is not considered acceptable and units two and three apparently have the potential to be combined together.

Watford Observer: An artists impression of the completed development.An artists impression of the completed development.

The development replaces the print works and three shops along the road. When the plan passed, the commercial units were described as “state-of-the-art”, but there was concern over the lack of parking spaces to go along with the homes.

The residential units are to be marketed separately but are expected to be available soon.

Watford Observer: The in-progress development, in Vicarage Road on matchday.The in-progress development, in Vicarage Road on matchday. (Image: Brasier Freeth)