DEVELOPERS have played down rumours that there are problems at the Cradle Bridge development in Trowbridge, but admitted there are some ‘teething problems’.

Drainage vehicles were spotted on the new development last week and while Toby Carvery and Greggs have opened up, the opening of other businesses, including the highly anticipated M&S Foodhall, has been delayed to the frustration of residents.

Last week drainage vehicles from Bridgend-based Draintech Surveys were seen outside Toby Carvery on several occasions while rumours circulated that there is a problem with the roof of the M&S building, with one anonymous source on site claiming it is leaking.

Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), the company which manages the site, dismissed the rumours.

Associate director in the property and asset management team of JLL, Amanda Atwell, said: “There’s no serious reason for the delay.

“There are some teething problems after finishing off the development, it’s nothing specific and normal in development.”

The M&S Foodhall is expected to open on July 22, but this has not been confirmed by the firm, while Subway also plans to open in July.

Subway franchisee Chris Crook said: “We are delighted to confirm that the second Subway store in Trowbridge will be opening at the new Cradle Bridge development.

“Recruitment has already started locally and we are looking forward to opening the doors this July.”

The drainage vehicles were parked outside the Toby Carvery restaurant, but a spokesman said it has not impacted on business.

He said: "The trucks aren’t anything to do with the restaurant, they’re for works being undertaken by the owners of the Cradle Bridge site.

"It hasn’t had an effect on trading or operations at the restaurant."