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Caledonia Park rebrand revealed for Gateway

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By Charlotte MacKay
Annan and Eskdale
Caledonia Park rebrand revealed for Gateway

THE region’s biggest shopping outlet will soon have a brand new look . . . and a brand new name.

This week RPMI Railpen has announced a £7 million investment programme for Gretna Gateway Outlet Village which will be rebranded as Caledonia Park, “Scotland’s premier designer outlet.”

Designed by Urban Edge Architecture, work to install timber facades to the units, add canopies and enhance the public realm is already underway.

Railpen say Caledonia Park has been carefully designed in a blend of heritage and contemporary Scottish architecture and the landscaping will reflect the regional surroundings and native species.

Adidas, Reebok and the Cosmetics Company are the latest wave of brands to commit to open stores at Caledonia Park, adding to the line-up of existing brands like Polo Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss and Nike.

Railpen also plan to open a Dining Quarter, which will feature a range of food and drink outlets and a Caledonia Park Farm Shop to showcase local produce.

Plans to revamp the outlet village, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, were first submitted to Dumfries and Galloway Council in January this year.

The investment programme is due for completion in autumn 2020, although Railpen say the new Caledonia Park branding will be brought in immediately.

RPMI Railpen head of property asset management Matthew Howard said: “Caledonia Park will be a vibrant hub for retail and dining in the heart of southern Scotland.

“We have seen outstanding performance to date and the refreshed offer and rebranding will be a new level of momentum for the village.

“The strategic regeneration meets our core investment themes and lays the foundations for long-term growth.”