Springfields expansion to add 15 new stores to outlet centre
today Mar 14, 2019
The owner of Springfields Outlet has plans to undertake a significant expansion of the centre with the aim of building 15 new stores, four new restaurants and 240 additional parking spaces.
The shopping destination is currently home to leading brands including Jack Wills, Gap, Radley, White Stuff, T.M. Lewin, Next and Marks & Spencer.
Owner Triton Property Fund has launched a public consultation on the project which would involve a major investment in the centre. The expansion could create about 350 new jobs, joining the 650 people who are currently employed at the outlet.
Ian Sanderson of SLR Outlets, who operate Springfields, said: "I’ve been involved with Springfields Outlet since the very beginning and 2018 was undoubtedly our most successful year, despite the challenging retail environment nationally.
"During last year new retailers including Joules, Jack Wills, White Stuff and The Cosmetics Company Store have all opened stores here.
"Springfields is small in comparison to other outlet centres in the country, but by extending we can further improve the overall offer at Springfields, helping to attract more visitors to the area and in turn creating more jobs for local people.”
Sanderson said he has received interest from a number of “new high-quality brands” to open in the expansion, potentially bringing big name retailers to the area for the first time.
The new South East Lincolnshire Local Plan supports the creation of more retail space at Springfields, and Triton Property Fund will submit a planning application for the proposal once the public consultation has ended.
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