Scarborough International Properties Limited (SIPL), the UK and international real estate developer and its joint venture partner Legal & General, have officially opened The Springs, a new 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure destination at Thorpe Park Leeds.
The park currently includes M&S Foodhall, H&M, Next, TK Maxx, Outfit, Boots and leisure brands including Nando’s, Gino D’Acampo’s My Restaurant and Pure Gym.
An official VIP event took place yesterday for dignitaries and partners that had helped to deliver the scheme whilst a preview was given to occupiers at the existing Thorpe Park Leeds development. A variety of activities for all the family including giveaways and complimentary food from a selection of street vendors will take place tomorrow, Saturday 13th October.
In addition to renowned high street brands, a 44,000 sq ft, 10-screen ODEON offering state of the art screen and audio technology and luxury seating, is due to open in Spring 2019 located adjacent to, and above the boulevard of restaurants within the leisure offering at The Springs. Further high street leisure and retail occupiers are due to be announced over the coming weeks.
Thorpe Park Leeds is an established business location with 800,000 sq ft of development built and occupied to date, including 600,000 sq ft of offices. A unique £162 million investment deal with Legal & General Capital in 2015 secured a transformational 1.35 million sq ft mixed-use expansion, bringing forward exceptional new business opportunities to the Leeds City Region.
Phase two includes the 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure park as well as a further 900,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation, 300 new residential homes by Redrow and a 113-acre public park with sports facilities.
Phase two also includes delivery of the first section of the ‘East Leeds Orbital Road’, a key piece of infrastructure connecting north and east Leeds to Junction 46 of the M1. This road will unlock land for the construction of up to 7,000 new homes in the East Leeds area, land that is either already allocated in the Local Plan or which is ‘brownfield’ land.
The award-winning development has dedicated access to Junction 46 of the M1 and has been chosen for the new railway station, ‘East Leeds Parkway’ and associated Park and Ride, connecting Thorpe Park Leeds directly to Leeds city centre in eight minutes. This forms part of a £270 million infrastructure investment into Leeds by the Department of Transport.