Floodgates open at Flemingate
Published: 03 November, 2015
Thousands visit Flemingate as East Yorkshire’s newest shopping and leisure destination makes its debut
Wykeland Group’s 162,561-sq ft Flemingate, East Yorkshire’s newest shopping and leisure destination, has today opened to the Beverley public. Flemingate’s line-up of brands is led by Debenhams’ flagship department store, and also includes The Entertainer, Wilko, Card Factory, and Guest & Philips, a Beverley-based jeweller. Complementing the new stores are Costa, Deli No.1, and Patisserie Valerie, which has opened a café on Debenhams’ first floor.
Completing Flemingate’s range of stores and cafés on opening day was Calendar Club, the brand launching a pop-up for the Christmas period. They will be joined in mid-November by pop-ups from The Kingston Art Group and Hull City Tigers.
The initial phase of Flemingate will be followed on 9 November by the opening of Bolo, the local independent fashion brand, and H&M, with Trespass and Poundland following in mid-November. In addition, the new six-screen, 1,000-seat, Parkway cinema launches in December, with more new shops and restaurants joining the line-up in the spring, including Outfit.
An 80-room Premier Inn, 500-space multi-storey car park, the largest in Beverley, a new campus for East Riding College, and 130 homes complete the £120m Flemingate development.
Wykeland MD Dominic Gibbons said: “Flemingate looks fantastic, our retailers and cafés have done a spectacular job, and the feedback from visitors has been overwhelmingly positive. Flemingate has been 10 years in the making, but today is a just reward for all of the hard work from everyone involved.
“Flemingate was conceived to be very much a part of Beverley, to extend the town centre, add even more reasons to visit the town, and to provide a further boost to Beverley’s economy. Today is a major step in achieving that, and we have more to come.”