1. Project
5 August 2020

Scotch Corner Designer Village, North Yorkshire

Scotch Corner Richmond is developing Scotch Corner Designer Village, a new retail and leisure destination in the North of England. The project development received planning consent in January 2015.
Scotch Corner Designer Village is being developed in North Yorkshire, England. Credit: Scotch Corner Richmond.
Phase one of the project is being developed at a cost of approximately $114m. Credit: Coverdale Barclay.
The first phase of Scotch Corner Designer Village will include up to 92 shops. Credit: Coverdale Barclay.

Scotch Corner Richmond is developing Scotch Corner Designer Village, a new retail and leisure destination in the north of England, UK. The project development received planning consent in January 2015.

Major enabling and infrastructure works related to the Scotch Corner Designer Village are underway at the project site. The retail and leisure destination project involves an investment of £90m ($114m) in the first phase, with opening expected in 2021.

The facility is projected to be one of the top six outlet centres in the UK in terms of expected visitor spend. The plans for the next phase of the project development will be submitted in the coming months.

Scotch Corner Designer Village location

The retail centre, spanning 250,000ft², is located at the Scotch Corner junction (Junction 53) of the A1(M) and A66 in North Yorkshire, UK.

The location is the gateway to nearby areas such as the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors National Parks.

The site is 20 minutes away from the Teesside International Airport and 15 minutes away from Darlington train station.

Scotch Corner Designer Village design and features

Phase one of the shopping complex will include 92 retail and dinning outlets. The first phase will involve 25 acres of development, while the second phase will include the wider 100–acre site comprising retail, outdoor and indoor facilities.

The facility will incorporate local architecture style in a village setting and include 1,350 free parking spaces, as well as 150 electric vehicle charging stations.

A garden centre at the project site will house indoor and outdoor plants, collectables, garden ware, and gifts. Designated areas will be created for indoor and outdoor recreational activities. The project will also develop event spaces to host interactive events for visitors.

The second phase of the project is expected to involve the development of additional leisure and retail space, a hotel and a garden centre.

Retail offerings and restaurants at Scotch Corner Designer Village

An area known as The Cornerhouse will be created for multi-brand retail, including regional, high street and independent brands. The shopping centre will be anchored by global retail brands. The first 23 brands to sign up for the retail facility, including Calvin Klein, Mint Velvet, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s, Adidas, Skechers, Joules, Gap, and BOSS, were unveiled in February 2020.

Clarks will occupy 5,100ft², while Gap and Adidas secured 6,500ft² and 10,225ft² respectively. The retail space will also accommodate regional brands such as Brook Taverner and Regatta.

Scotch Corner Designer Village will include 21,800ft² of food and beverage area in the first phase. It will house award-winning dining brands and independent food and beverage brands, allowing visitors to enjoy their food both indoor and al fresco.

Dining choices for visitors will include local eateries and popular brands such as Five Guys and Wagamama.

Contractors involved

Sanderson Leisure & Retail is the asset manager and consultant of the shopping destination. Q+A Planning is assisting Scotch Corner Richmond in the implementation of the project. Law firm Freeths’ real estate team is providing advisory services for the scheme.

SPACE-Retail Property Consultants was appointed as the leasing agent for Scotch Corner Designer Village. Coverdale Barclay was contracted to provide communications management.

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