Two more retailers sign up for Albion Place in Skipton

Craven Herald: An artist’s impression of how the Albion Place development will look An artist’s impression of how the Albion Place development will look

Pavers Shoes and Cotton Traders are the latest businesses to sign up to the new £8.5 million Albion Place development in Skipton.

Currently in the final stages of construction, the scheme – on and behind the High Street – is now more than 95 per cent let.

Other tenants include Cotswold Outdoor, Chevin Cycles, Next and Dawsons Department Stores.

Pizza Express is due to be the first to open on March 27, with all the others expected to be up and running before the Easter holiday.

Graham Pilkington, senior development surveyor for Maple Grove Developments, which appointed Eric Wright Construction to undertake building works, said: “Pavers Shoes and Cotswold Outdoors are two very strong national retailers and we are delighted to have secured lettings for two further retail units.

“The development of Albion Place is on schedule and we are confident the scheme will continue to receive positive levels of interest and add value to this up-and-coming area.”

Steve Collyer, general manager at Pavers Shoes, said: “We are really excited to become part of the Albion Place development as this retail space has the potential to become a popular shopping destination for customers across the region.”

Shona Jameson, head of marketing at Cotton Traders, added: “There has been pent-up demand for larger retail units in the area so we are excited to be joining the scheme that has great customer parking and a range of retail outlets.”

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1:37am Sat 8 Feb 14

JanBobs says...

Totally unimpressed by the two traders who have been announced. We need more exciting shops in Skipton!
Totally unimpressed by the two traders who have been announced. We need more exciting shops in Skipton! JanBobs
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10:38am Sat 8 Feb 14

Mart56 says...

We need a balance of shops where everyone can find what they need to buy. There are some shops I will probably never visit and others I am looking forward to visiting. Proof of whether they have got it right or wrong will come when we get to see how many people are using the shops and howl much they are spending.
We need a balance of shops where everyone can find what they need to buy. There are some shops I will probably never visit and others I am looking forward to visiting. Proof of whether they have got it right or wrong will come when we get to see how many people are using the shops and howl much they are spending. Mart56
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12:32pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Skipton Ratepayer says...

The current Next shop will then be empty, and how many 'outdoor clothing' shops can the town take? Some will go, and that will be more empty shops, so what will have been achieved, other than moving shops off the High Street?
The current Next shop will then be empty, and how many 'outdoor clothing' shops can the town take? Some will go, and that will be more empty shops, so what will have been achieved, other than moving shops off the High Street? Skipton Ratepayer
  • Score: 6

2:21pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Skipton man says...

JanBobs wrote:
Totally unimpressed by the two traders who have been announced. We need more exciting shops in Skipton!
Agreed!
The best shop to open in Skipton centre recently is Boyes, most of the others are just the same old same old. No imagination, and nothing really interesting.
Something like a science shop would be great. Maybe something like this. http://www.curiousmi
nds.co.uk/index.php?
route=common/home
[quote][p][bold]JanBobs[/bold] wrote: Totally unimpressed by the two traders who have been announced. We need more exciting shops in Skipton![/p][/quote]Agreed! The best shop to open in Skipton centre recently is Boyes, most of the others are just the same old same old. No imagination, and nothing really interesting. Something like a science shop would be great. Maybe something like this. http://www.curiousmi nds.co.uk/index.php? route=common/home Skipton man
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