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Grantham, Lincolnshire

Project summary

  • A new Designer Outlet Centre in Grantham
  • Fisher German were approached to undertake an appraisal of the existing retail site with subsequent instructions received for the project management, and preparation and submission of a planning application
  • The project comprises the redevelopment of an existing retail site including the demolition of an existing distribution warehouse and garden centre, and the provision of a Designer Outlet Centre, with 107 retail outlets, offices, leisure unit, training academy, tourist information and visitor centre, with associated parking

Solution

  • The planning team have worked alongside a number of sub-consultants to seek to demonstrate to the Local Planning Authority that there are no technical barriers to the proposed development
  • In preparing the application, which comprised EIA development and therefore necessitated the preparation of an Environmental Statement, the project also included pre-application meetings with Officers and Members of SKDC and a public consultation event. A good working relationship has been developed

Benefits

  • The new Designer Outlet Centre will provide customers with a premium shopping experience. Combining desirable brands brought into the Designer Outlet Centre with a strong leisure and tourist information offer, more visitors will come for sustained periods, thereby increasing sales
  • The benefits of the proposed development also include security for the existing business as the company invests into the future, thus protect existing jobs whilst creating a significant new workforce
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