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Dobbies Confirmed As Leisure Anchor At Proposed Tewkesbury Designer Outlet

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Dobbies has signed up as the leisure anchor at the planned Designer Outlet Cotswolds at J9 of the M5, at Ashchurch near Tewkesbury.

The 75,000 sq ft garden centre will be built on the A46 next to the Designer Outlet Cotswolds. It will be part of a wider development by Robert Hitchins which will include 850 homes, a school and a local centre adjacent to an existing M&S supermarket, Starbucks and BP petrol filling station.

Infrastructure works are due to commence in Autumn 2020 with the garden centre and outlet village planned to open in Autumn 2022.

Garden centre features

The garden centre will have the expected Dobbies features, including an extensive plants and gardening department, food hall, cookshop, pet department, table service restaurant, soft play area for kids and its own 500-space car park.

Graeme Jenkins, Dobbies’ CEO, said: “The new garden centre will be our fourth largest in the UK and the jewel in the crown for the South West region… With such an excellent location, right on the junction of a busy motorway, we look forward to welcoming local residents, passing motorists and visitors to the region.”

Simon Tothill, Property & Development Director of Robert Hitchins, said: “A Dobbies Garden Centre as the leisure anchor for Designer Outlet Cotswolds will offer a tremendous attraction for customers…  We have managed to secure strong interest from major global brands which we hope to announce in the near future.”

Source : Reproduced with permission from George Bullivant at Gardenforum

 

 

01 June 2020

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