Work completed on Fosse Park facelift
Published: 26 September, 2016
Crown Estate unveils new look for top-rated retail park
The first phase of a major facelift at one of the UK’s largest premium retail parks, Fosse Park in Leicester, has completed. This multi–million pound phased redevelopment will ensure the popular shopping destination continues to meet the evolving needs of 21st century shoppers and secure its position as the region’s leading lifestyle and fashion destination. The 560,000-sq ft park already attracts around 10 million shoppers each year
Planning consent was granted by Blaby District Council in October 2015 enabling The Crown Estate to start the next phase of its regeneration works at Fosse North. The site is home to the recently completed phase one development, which includes a new Primark flagship store, and new stores from Office and Pandora. The upgrade was designed by architects the Harris Partnership and includes the installation of modern facades and raised canopies that enhance store exteriors and significantly improve retail visibility. The first phase also saw the division of the former Gap store into two units.
There have also been substantial upgrades to the landscaping of the park’s public spaces and redesign of the pedestrian walkways between store areas and the car parking facilities.
Mike Bell, asset manager at The Crown Estate said: “Fosse is one of the country’s most successful shopping parks, but it hasn’t been significantly revamped since it was built in two stages in the 80s and 90s. This investment will consolidate the park’s position as the discerning shoppers’ destination of choice by ensuring that the great range of brands and restaurants are given a stylish, contemporary setting complete with modern buildings and vibrant public spaces.”