Scarborough International Properties Limited (SIPL), the UK and international real estate developer and its joint venture partner Legal & General, announce that they have signed leases with four retailers at The Springs, Thorpe Park Leeds.
Fat Face, the lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer has agreed a lease at the site taking a 3,400 sq ft unit; JD Sports, the leading trainer and sports fashion retailer has signed a lease for 5,450 sq ft of space and Mountain Warehouse, the outdoor clothing and equipment retailer has taken 5,000 sq ft of space. Alongside this, Card Factory, the greeting card and gift store has signed a lease for 1,100 sq ft of space at the 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure destination.
The new retailers will join other confirmed brands including H&M, Nando’s, M&S, Next, TK Maxx, Outfit, Boots, Odeon and Pure Gym. Further high street leisure and retail occupiers are due to be announced over the coming weeks.
Simon Marshall, Joint Chief Executive of Scarborough International Properties, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming these new retailers to The Springs at Thorpe Park Leeds. To have such well-known names commit to the centre provides a huge vote of confidence in the scheme, which has already attracted a variety of well-known retailers and restaurants.”
Rachel Dickie, Head of Urban Regeneration at Legal & General Capital, said: “It is fantastic to see further well-known brands come to The Springs, our new retail and leisure destination, at Thorpe Park Leeds. Thorpe Park Leeds is really coming to life as a unique and progressive mixed-use community.”
Thorpe Park Leeds is an established business location with 800,000 sq ft of development built and occupied to date, including 600,000 sq ft of offices. A unique £162 million investment deal with Legal & General Capital in 2015 secured a transformational 1.35 million sq ft mixed-use expansion, bringing forward exceptional new business opportunities to the Leeds City Region.
Phase two includes the 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure park as well as a further 900,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation, 300 new residential homes by Redrow and a 113-acre public park with sports facilities.
Phase two also includes delivery of the first section of the ‘East Leeds Orbital Road’, a key piece of infrastructure connecting north and east Leeds to Junction 46 of the M1. This road will unlock land for the construction of up to 7,000 new homes in the East Leeds area, land that is either already allocated in the Local Plan or which is ‘brownfield’ land.
The award-winning development has dedicated access to Junction 46 of the M1 and has been chosen for the new railway station, ‘East Leeds Parkway’ and associated Park and Ride, connecting Thorpe Park Leeds directly to Leeds city centre in eight minutes. This forms part of a £270 million infrastructure investment into Leeds by the Department of Transport.