Scotch Corner Designer Village to open next year

Scotch Corner Designer Village will open in autumn 2021, the developers behind the scheme have announced today.

The complex will feature up to 92 shops, as well as ten restaurants and cafes.

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 add.

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”.

Simon Waterfield, developer and co-owner of Scotch Corner Richmond LLP, the company behind the plans, said: “Scotch Corner Designer Village is an incredibly exciting project.

“We are on track to open the leading outlet retail and leisure destination in the North of England in 2021 and are also proud to be championing local brands and businesses and offering our future customers exciting outlet brands to discover.

“Community is also at the heart of our vision and we look forward to creating some 330 jobs during construction and more than 1,000 permanent new jobs once we open.”

The developers say that prices will be up to 75 per cent off the registered retail price.

The scheme was provisionally due to open in autumn last year.

However, this was later changed to the middle of 2020 by Simon Waterfield, developer & co-owner of Scotch Corner Richmond LLP, which is behind the complex.

Plans have recently been submitted to Richmondshire District Council for a local cheese manufacturer to open a cafe, gift shop and cheese tasting area in one of the units.

It is estimated the development will create 1,000 jobs.

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 who describe the facility as “a ground-breaking international retail destination”.




  1. That is the death of retail in Darlington, Northallerton Richmond and others
    How long will this survive? Most other outlets are already in trouble

  2. Im all for this but i am a bit worried regarding the scotch corner junction/roundabout it really needs to be redesigned it cant cope with the amount if traffic as is !

  3. I look forward to the increased traffic chaos at Scotch Corner.The traffic lights make things worse.No doubt the proposed vehicular access will be designed by a non driver

  4. Really looking forward to this new shopping area. Hope it doesn’t affect Richmond shops.

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