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On Saturday 28th July, a year to the day since the first stores opened, AJ Cycles opened its biggest ever store.

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Previously, The Crown Estate owned 50% of the scheme through its interest in the Gibraltar English Limited Partnership

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Insight from Hannah Milne, director of regional retail at The Crown Estate

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Marks & Spencer has developed the ‘ideal’ working environment for all colleagues, which helps to promote greater health and wellbeing.

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Italian make-up and skincare brand KIKO Milano has launched at Princesshay shopping centre in Exeter, opening their first store in the South West outside of Bristol.

The experience

Works begin this week on the £135m extension to Fosse shopping park in Leicester, where contractors are clearing the way for development of the adjacent Castle Acres site.

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High street fashion brand Oasis is to open its first-ever standalone store in Worcester. The new 1,480 sq ft store in Crowngate’s Chapel Walk comes following a flurry of lettings activity at the centre.

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The Gate, Newcastle’s premier leisure destination, brings a successful 2017 to a close with the launch of a new 16-screen 4DX cinema from Cineworld on 20th December.

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The Crown Estate has today confirmed the unconditional purchase of three further phases of Rushden Lakes from LXB Retail Properties Plc, the specialist retail developer.

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The Crown Estate has agreed the sale of Altrincham Retail Park in Greater Manchester to clients of Orchard Street Investment Management for £63.05m.

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Hannah Milne talks to Property Week about Regional Retail and how Rushden Lakes could provide the blueprint for the retail destination of the future.

The experience

The Crown Estate, through the Fosse Partnership, has acquired Castle Acres from Leicestershire based family business, Everards.

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The Crowngate Christmas Jobs Fair, hosted at the Crowngate Shopping Centre on Thursday 28th September, welcomed local job seekers and matched many to live employment vacancies in the city.

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Unwrap a new career this festive season at the Recruit Crowngate Christmas jobs fair. From 10am till 2pm on Thursday 28th September, Recruit Crowngate are hosting a jobs fair at Crowngate Shopping Centre.

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The Crown Estate and its partner TH Real Estate regret to announce that they are no longer able to progress the proposed extension to the Princesshay shopping centre in Exeter due to current market conditions.

Customers at Coliseum Shopping Park in Ellesmere Port were treated to a feast of food and fun over August bank holiday weekend, as the shopping park played host to its first ever Foodie Weekender event.

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Work continues on finalising the Rushden Lakes Education Area and Wildlife Discovery Areas.

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More shops and restaurants heading to the £140 million retail and leisure development have been revealed.

Jellybugs offers an amazing 3-level soft play area with a wavy slide, a ball canyon, ball pool and lots more!

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The Australian stationery brand has acquired an 800 sq ft unit, arranged over the ground and first floors, in Crowngate’s Chapel Walk.

Over 1,400 local job seekers attended the Rushden Lakes Jobs & Skills Fair on Friday 26th May.

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A recruitment programme to help unemployed people get back into work at Rushden Lakes has been launched.

The experience

Hannah Milne, Director of Regional Retail at The Crown Estate, argues that experience-led shopping is going to transform our traditional idea of retail parks, but it must continue to be rooted in convenience.

The Crown Estate successfully shortlisted for three Revo marketing awards across our Regional Retail Portfolio.

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The wait is nearly over for the first shops to open at Rushden Lakes. Northants Telegraph checks on the progress.

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As The Rushden Lakes development nears completion, ITV News Anglia went down to the site in Northamptonshire to take a look for themselves.

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Exeter City Council has approved The Crown Estate and TH Real Estate’s Reserved Matters Planning Application for the proposed £75m extension to Princesshay Shopping Centre.

CrownGate is launching a new recruitment programme, Recruit CrownGate, to connect individuals in Worcester with jobs in the city.

Smart bench

Visitors to Banbury Gateway Shopping Park and MK1 Shopping Park and Leisure Park will no longer have to worry about their mobile phone battery fading away while they shop.