Plans to build an outlet shopping and leisure destination in the North of England have been unveiled, along with the first 23 brands to sign-up including BOSS, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, Levi’s, Mint Velvet, Joules, Gap and Skechers.
Scotch Corner Designer Village, situated on the A1(M) in North Yorkshire, is predicted to become the pre-eminent outlet destination for the North of England. The 250,000 sq ft scheme will feature up to 92 units in the first phase, 10 of which will be a range of casual dining restaurants and cafés. The developer, Scotch Corner Richmond LLP, is investing £90m into the first phase of the scheme.
With a large predicted customer base of affluent regional shoppers, a sizeable catchment of local residents, passing motorists from the adjacent motorway and trunk roads, significant tourist numbers, and an easy-to-get-to location, Scotch Corner Designer Village is attracting premium and best of high street retailers, plus selected independent brands. Based on research by Ken Gunn Consulting, the development will be a top six UK outlet centre by expected visitor spend.
Simon Waterfield, developer and co-owner of Scotch Corner Richmond LLP, said: “Our vision is to create a retail and leisure destination that will appeal to customers from near and far. We’re attracting great brands, an appetising line-up of restaurants and cafés, and we will have an exciting events programme to ensure customers have a really memorable visit. With no other major outlet centres within a 60-minute drive, and nearby towns generally providing a lower-priced fashion offer, we feel confident that we will add to the appeal and prosperity of the region.”
Opening in 2021, major enabling and infrastructure works have started on site.