Another high street name joins the line-up for Rushden Lakes

Latest pictures of Rushden Lakes taken by John Bancroft
Latest pictures of Rushden Lakes taken by John Bancroft

Another high street chain has added its name to the list of stores coming to Rushden Lakes.

Accessorize, the well-known brand which sells jewellery, accessories, bags and shoes, will be among the shops at the multi-million pound retail and leisure development being built just off the A45 at Rushden.

The store was named in a planning application which was approved by East Northants Council earlier this month.

It was applying for a non-material amendment to allow retail units C5b and C6 to be combined into one unit (C6) and to allow the sale of fashion accessories and associated items within unit A3.

Documents submitted as part of the application named the women’s fashion accessories retailer and said it was proposing to let a unit to them.

Jobs are also being advertised for the new branch.

One job advert reads: “Do you want to be part of a global brand who are passionate about your development?

“We’re looking for an experienced manager to join our new Accessorize branch opening in Rushden Lakes in the Nene Valley, Northamptonshire.”

It says the store is due to open early July, but they hope to have the management team in place in advance to start their training and complete their induction.

Accessorize is the latest addition to the ever-growing list of shops set to open at Rushden Lakes, which includes House of Fraser, Marks & Spencer, H&M, Primark and New Look.

It comes as work progresses on the first phase of Rushden Lakes, as shown by these latest pictures taken by John Bancroft who has been using a drone to capture shots and footage of the scheme since work first started on the site.

The first phase of the scheme is due to open in July, with work then getting under way on the second phase which includes a 14-screen cinema as well as more shops and restaurants.

For a list of all the shops and restaurants confirmed for Rushden Lakes so far, click here