Bristol based civil engineering company Clarkebond has been appointed to provide civil and structural engineering services on the new premium outlet shopping and garden centre destination located at Tewkesbury on junction 9 of the M5 motorway and fronting the A46 trunk road.
The new 195,000ft² Designer Outlet Cotswolds village will be opened in two phases and will feature 90 retail units, restaurants, and cafes. Designer Outlet Cotswolds is part of an overall development together with a 74,000ft² Dobbies flagship garden centre and 850 homes, school, and a local centre. The outlet village will feature aspirational brands across fashion, athleisure, footwear, and lifestyle along with quality restaurants and coffee shops.
The garden centre will feature an extensive plants and gardening department, food hall, cookshop, pet department, table service restaurant, soft play area for children and have its own 500-space car park and much more.
Clarkebond engineers are currently assisting developer Robert Hitchins Ltd to satisfy the remaining reserved matters contained within the outline planning permission.
Contractors are on site having commenced the infrastructure works in preparation for the main project to start in 2021. The first phase expected to open towards with end of 2022.