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Brand new premium outlet village for Grantham wins approval

Lauretta Roberts
06 February 2019

A new 220,000 sq ft premium outlet centre, located near Grantham in the East Midlands, has secured the green light from planners.

Proposed by Freeport Retail in partnership with regional department store group, Oldrids & Downtown, the £125m project involves the redevelopment of the Downtown store site.

When completed the Downtown Grantham Designer Outlet will be a state-of-the-art premium outlet centre offering 107 stores, a brand-new “Downtown at Home” store, a futuristic Garden Centre and a large indoor leisure facility. It will also offer space for new and growing businesses as well as incubator start-up offices.

“Our huge investment will significantly enhance the retail offer and bring a host of new facilities and job opportunities to the region. This is a development that will attract visitors and tourists to the area, boosting the local economy,” said Richard Broadhead, managing director, Oldrids & Downtown.

The project will create 1,700 jobs and Oldrids & Downtown will also make investments in transports and infrastructure in the local area.

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