Scotch Corner Designer Village is on track to open next year, the company behind the scheme has announced.
Scotch Corner Richmond LLP, the company behind the development, said in a statement issued today that the complex was due to open in the autumn of 2023.
The statement said the company had had a “very busy start to 2022”.
“The power company are putting in their supply which will service all the shops etc and our electric car charging points.
“Our plans are to have more charging points than any other free car park in the region and they will be free to visitors!
“We have signed up more new retailers and leisure attractions… more news soon…. and can we take this opportunity to say ‘thank you for your patience’… we are on track to open in Autumn next year and everything is looking great.”
The scheme was initially due to be completed by summer 2020, however this was later moved back to the autumn of 2021.
The complex will feature up to 92 shops, as well as ten restaurants and cafes.
Northern Powergrid has recently announced that it will need to close the road between Richmond and Scotch Corner for the development to be connected to the power network.
The company has admitted the work will cause “significant inconvenience” to the public.
Shops which have signed up so far include Tommy Hilfiger, BOSS, Calvin Klein, Adidas, Levi’s, Gap, Clarks, Moss Bros, Mint Velvet, Brook Taverner, Joules, Regatta and Skechers.
There will also be a number of independent labels and local designers, the developers say.
Wagamama and Five Guys will be two of the restaurants due to open at the scheme.
The developers say “dynamic event spaces” will host “fun and interactive experiences that will reflect the cultural buzz of Yorkshire”.
There will be “state-of-the-art play spaces” as well as free wifi.
Plans are also being drawn up for a garden centre to be build beside the shopping complex in the future.
The developers say Scotch Corner Designer Village’s low-rise, uncovered design will create a “village feel and pay homage to Yorkshire architecture through a series of open streets, courtyards and terraces”.