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First look: New Yorkshire shopping centre plans

Plans for the biggest out-of-town shopping centre to be granted planning permission in the UK for almost 20 years have been unveiled in West Yorkshire.

Located near Castleford, along the M62 and near the Junction 32 outlet centre, construction on Axiom will begin later this year for opening in 2021.

The centre will have 600,000 sq ft of retail space in around 75 units. It has already secured Marks & Spencer, Next and Primark as anchor stores.

The development, led by Lateral Property Group in partnership with investment firm Highgrove Group, is part of a 106 acre estate that includes a 40 acre country park and a 10,000-seat stadium for Castleford Tigers rugby club.

The developers said the location had a catchment of more than 5 million people within a 50-minute drive.


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  • Martin Ailion

    Boring, boring, boring. It’ll have the same old, same old faces and high street stores as they’ll be the only ones able to afford to go in there. How about some discounted space for independents only.

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