Plans to transform Gretna Gateway Outlet Village unveiled
today Nov 6, 2019
RPMI Railpen is planning to invest £7 million to give a Scottish outlet centre a makeover and rebrand.
Gretna Gateway Outlet Village will become Caledonia Park, a premier designer village in the first town over the border from England.
Designed by Urban Edge Architecture, the plans include installing timber façade treatments to the units, adding canopies and enhancing the public realm.
New brands have signed up to join the scheme, including Adidas, Reebok, Levi’s and The Cosmetics Company. They will boost a line-up that already includes the likes of Polo Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, and Nike.
The revitalised outlet centre will blend heritage and contemporary Scottish architecture with elements that celebrate the regional surroundings and native species. These include natural textural materials such as recycled stone paving and locally-sourced granite.
Local produce will also take centre stage in the Dining Quarter via a Caledonia Park Farm Shop.
“Caledonia Park will be a vibrant hub for retail and dining in the heart of Southern Scotland. We have seen outstanding performance to date, and the refreshed offer and rebranding will bring a new level of momentum for the village,” said
Matthew Howard, head of property asset management at RPMI Railpen.
According to RPMI Railpen, Caledonia Park has excellent connectivity to key motorways and has experienced year-on-year sales growth for the last six successive quarters.
Work to modernise the designer village is expected to be completed by autumn 2020.
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