Work has started on a major new Next Outlet store for Spalding.
The store, which combines three units and will cover 10,000 square metres at Springfields Outlet Shopping centre, is expected to be open in time for peak Christmas trading in December.
Springfields is in the 11th year of continual turnover growth since opening in 2004 and has won several awards, including one recently for Best International Commercial Landscape Architecture 2014-15.
Ian Sanderson, head of Springfields, said: “We have worked hard for years to secure the introduction of Next, the most requested brand from our customers.
“The new anchor store will be in excess of 10,000 sq ft and sit in between M&S and Gap Outlet stores.
“Springfields already attracts over 2.3 million visitors per year from up to 90 minutes away, and we are confident that additional footfall created from the arrival of Next will not only benefit Springfields but Spalding and the entire South Holland district.’’
Next trades from more than 500 stores in the UK and Eire and around 200 stores in more than 40 countries overseas. A spokesman said: “Springfields is already a popular destination attracting visitors from various regions and we are certain that our new Outlet store will give our loyal Next customers a fantastic shopping experience.”