Planning permission confirmed for Grantham Designer Outlet
Grantham Designer Outlet has been granted full planning permission and is set to bring premium brands to an area of the east of England not currently served by any outlet retail. Set across 270,000 sq ft of landscaped grounds, the outlet village is scheduled for launch in Spring 2021 and will be home to 130 luxury brand stores.
Driven by outlet specialist Rioja Developments and local property company Buckminster, Grantham Designer Outlet will be located close to the A1 on the southern edge of Grantham in South Lincolnshire. Designed to complement the existing town centre retail offering with luxury brands the centre will also incorporate cafes, restaurants, public spaces with play areas, 1,800 parking spaces and a visitor and tourism centre.
Rioja MD Giles Membrey said, “Grantham Designer Outlet presents a unique opportunity for premium brands to bring their outlet offerings to an affluent audience that currently lacks easy access to this kind of retail destination. It is one of the last gaps in the market for a premium outlet village of this size and may well be the last of this style to be developed in the UK. We are very excited to be underway, particularly given the positive response that we are already seeing from brands.”
Leasing will begin in September 2018 and construction will begin on-site in spring 2019.