Retailer announced for 17,500 sq ft unit at shopping and leisure complex

Developer Scarborough Group International, and its investment partner Legal & General, have let the last remaining large format store at The Springs, in Leeds, to The Range.

The deal adds to a strong line-up of retailers for the out of town shopping and leisure scheme, situated within Thorpe Park Leeds.

Opportunities are now being made available at The Springs to appeal to smaller, independent businesses.

With plans to open in early December, The Range has agreed terms to occupy a 17,500 sq ft unit at the Springs.

The home, leisure and gardens retailer has committed to the scheme for 15 years and expects to create around 40 jobs at the store.

Adam Varley, at Scarborough Group International, said: “We are delighted to announce The Range’s arrival at The Springs, which will provide a great addition to the overall shopping experience.

“With all of our larger format stores now occupied, we are responding to the changing economic climate that businesses face within the retail and leisure sectors by offering new, flexible leasing structures that forge a more collaborative relationship between the parties.

“The Springs sits within the established business estate of Thorpe Park Leeds as well as a substantial residential community.

“Its remaining 15 retail and leisure units available to let provide space from 1,000 sq ft up to 5,011 sq ft and offer the opportunity for businesses that might have previously considered The Springs as being a scheme which was only available to large, national operators.

“We are getting the scheme ready for all stores to reopen as soon as national lockdown restrictions come to an end. Stringent Covid-19 safety measures remain in place for all customers to feel safe and welcomed when visiting The Springs.

“Footfall and trading performance for most of the businesses at The Springs bounced back during the summer and leading up to the second lockdown, and, in some instances, trading performance was above the like-for-like period in the previous year.”