Phase 2 includes leisure elements of the project. The steel frame for a 28-metre high cinema building is now being erected. At the same time, the western retail terrace and the leisure facility steel frames have also begun, with an overall 20-week assembly programme. External cladding has also started this week.
Rushden Lakes is being developed by LXB Retail Properties and is funded by The Crown Estate.
Winvic Construction completed Phase 1 under a £46m contract in July 2017 after 66 weeks, creating stores for 35 retailers. Phase 2 should be completed by January 2019, bringing a 14-screen cinema and four other leisure units, as well as approximately a dozen restaurants, five more shops and additional car parking.
A video on the project and progress to date has been produced and is shown below.