Scotch Corner Designer Village to open in autumn 2019

An artist's impression of the new Scotch Corner Designer Village.

Scotch Corner Designer Village will open in autumn 2019, the developers have said this week.

Work is due to start on the scheme next year, which is estimated to create more than 700 jobs.

The complex will be built beside the A6108 on fields next to the Scotch Corner Hotel.

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84 shops will be built, along with eight cafes and restaurants.

There will be parking for more than 1,000 vehicles.

The scheme will be the fifth largest outlet centre in the UK, say the developers from Scotch Corner Richmond LLP, who describe the facility as “a ground-breaking international retail destination”.

They add: “The traditional architectural style of the buildings will be enhanced by using high quality, local materials and features sympathetic to its iconic regional setting.

“The exceptional public realm will include recreational areas for family activities and children’s play.”

The planning documents state that research has shown that the north of England has the potential to accommodate a “new high quality designer outlet centre in this location”.

The documents add: “The region has only limited representation from top international brands such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Prada, Dior, Armani, Mulberry, Jack Wills, D&G, Tod’s, Burberry and Hunter.

“The application site is ideally suited to meeting the requirements of such retailers, as it is easily accessible to a large catchment of retail customers, including some travelling significant distances to alternative shopping destinations.”



  1. great news.. i hopecthere sre a wide selection of shops including high dtreet names too Primark H&M…Game..a bank healthy fo9d styles jacket potatoes or smoothies yoghurtland…when designing parking please allow enough apacexunlike darlington college carpark also disability access nr entry areas….a climbing wall and trampolone area would be great especially for the teenagers and internet cafe….pleantybof seating areas and charging stations…lockers for baggage and free parking i do hope the bus servuce will incorporate the villages such as catter8ck village lots of teens to spend money… anice rink would be fantastic…thankyou..where can you apply for jobs

  2. Well I didn’t expect it to have a place for recreational activities and a children play area especially being sited next to a Motorway….I am referring to the pollution from engines as it is now well known that the engines produce brain damaging pollution to children! This retail park would be welcome here in Richmondshire but it would be best to encourage playtime somewhere else.

  3. Sounds Great….but look at the adverts surrounding this artical..we are a farming community…are ‘designer stores’ right for us?? Prada Door Armani????

  4. Needs to have a John Lewis and Marks and Spencer’s, if it is to be high end then it is very welcome. Sick of having to travel to Teeside park of Newcastle to get to these outlets.

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