Cotswold Designer Outlet and Garden Centre shapes up!

Cotswold Designer Outlet and Garden Centre shapes up!

Cotswold Designer Outlet and Garden Centre shapes up!

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Significant interest is being generated in the latest Designer Outlet to come out of the blocks which will be located directly adjacent to Junction 9 (Tewkesbury) of the M5 motorway serving an area from Bristol to Birmingham and across the Cotswolds.

Following the granting of outline planning permission in 2016 for a Designer Outlet Centre of 180,000ft² and a Garden Centre of 81,000ft² with parking for 2,100 cars, developer Robert Hitchins Ltd has now submitted an initial reserved matters application to Tewkesbury Borough Council for the 23-hectare site which sets the scene for the forthcoming development which will start on site in 2020 and open in spring 2022.

The initial reserved matters application submitted sets out the design principles for the development, highlighting the style and quality of materials to be used. Further planning applications will be submitted in the coming months.

Simon Tothill, Property & Development Director for Robert Hitchins Ltd, said: ‘’A huge amount of design work is has been undertaken to ensure that we deliver an attractive and high-quality ‘village’ environment which will work for our retail brand partners and customers alike.

“We are extremely excited to be delivering what will be a new and exciting Designer Outlet scheme which will serve the extensive regional catchment area given its ease of access to the M5, the A46 trunk road linking the M42 with the M5 and the Ashchurch railway station on the mainline Bristol to Birmingham railway station immediately adjacent.

‘’We have already received a significant amount of interest from prospective tenants and an announcement will be made shortly regarding the identity of the Operator which has been appointed to help us deliver a high-quality Designer Outlet which is currently lacking in the area.

‘’We are close to securing terms with a Garden Centre occupier which, alongside the Designer Outlet, will provide an exciting and vibrant retail and leisure destination.’’

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