June 20, 2018

Ecoscape UK

LXB appoints Strata Design for second phase of Rushden Lakes

Strata Design

Strata Design has been directly appointed by LXB as landscape architects on Phase 2 of the £140m Rushden Lakes shopping and leisure scheme. It follows the firm’s director, Richard Willmott’s previous successful design work and supervision on Phase 1.

The landmark retail and leisure scheme uniquely combines its location in an area of outstanding natural value with the best in shopping and leisure pursuits. Phase 2 will build on the notable landscape features in Phase 1 which include a square mile of lakes and woodland, a boathouse and boardwalk with alfresco waterside dining, wet play area, central water feature and 54m rill. Over 43 shops and restaurants will open as part of the first phase.

Developer Mike Bell, from The Crown Estate, told ITV News Anglia: “We think this is the first time it’s been done in the UK, where we’re actually pro-actively bringing together shopping and eating, alongside more unusual outdoor activities.

Proposals for Phase 2 include a leisure terrace, 14-screen cinema and more restaurants, with works likely to start later this year. Follow us on Linkedin for the latest news.

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