Crown announces raft of new lettings as next phase opens at Rushden Lakes
Rushden Lakes, The Crown Estate’s retail and leisure destination in Northamptonshire, has celebrated its first birthday with the launch of its next phase, the East Terrace, and a raft of new store openings, including local brand AJ Cycles.
Independent, family-run AJ Cycles has opened its biggest-ever store. The new 4,000-sq ft space combines an extensive retail offer with a repair workshop, professional fitting services and cycle hire, enabling visitors to explore the surrounding 200 acres of Nene Wetlands nature reserve.
Also signed for the East Terrace are leisure brands Cotswold Outdoor and Decathlon, as well as Hobbycraft and Wren Kitchens, all of which are set to open in the coming weeks. The total space leased on the East Terrace is 35,000 sq ft.
Hayley Turley, the Crown Estate’s asset manager for Rushden Lakes, said: “Rushden Lakes has had a successful first year, welcoming four and a half million people. The opening of East Terrace brings fantastic new brands to Northamptonshire and will give visitors more opportunities to connect with our outstanding natural surroundings. With further phases of Rushden Lakes on track for launch in 2019, we will continue to enhance our overall offer and create even more reasons to visit.”