Retail park extension begins to take shape - The Rugby Observer

Retail park extension begins to take shape

Correspondent 1st Apr, 2017   0

WORK has begun on the new £20million extension at Elliott’s Field Shopping Park.

In a sod-turning event held on Monday, Rugby Borough Council leader Michael Stokes and site owner Hammerson’s Tom Cochrane officially broke ground on the site.

The new extension at the former Tribune Trading Estate is scheduled to open in time for Christmas.

Coun Stokes said: “The council has put in place policies to deliver economic growth for the borough and ambitious developments such as Elliott’s Field show the benefits of making Rugby open for business.

“Hammerson’s £20million investment promises to deliver a further boost to our economy and attract more major retailers to Rugby, increasing the choice on offer for our residents.”

Mr Cochrane said: “This important next step reflects the successful relationship we have established with the council over recent years.

“A larger, fully integrated and thriving Elliott’s Field, with popular and successful brands, will enable Rugby residents to make some of their big purchases for the home without travelling so far.

“The significant interest we are seeing in the remaining units at Elliott’s Field is an indication of the strength of the first phase and the growth of Rugby as an area.”

DFS, Oak Furniture Land, Sofology and Tapi will occupy four of the nine units, with further names to be announced soon.

The extension will also feature a café/restaurant and around 500 extra car parking spaces.


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