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About Us

Rushden Lakes Shopping Centre is a unique place to eat, shop and explore. Find us off the A45, just a 25-minute walk from Rushden town centre.

We look forward to seeing you soon and welcoming you to the gateway to the Nene Wetlands, at the heart of the Nene Valley Living Landscapes. Come and explore a shopping centre like no other; where big brand fashion meets lakeside restaurants and cafes, and a world of outdoor discovery awaits.


The Crown Estate

The Crown Estate is an independent commercial business established by Act of Parliament. We pay the profit we make to the Treasury for the benefit of the nation’s finances. Our commercial view is to make use of our £12billion property portfolio by investing in and developing the best retail and leisure destinations in the UK. This way we can create the best value for the UK over the long-term. It’s a proven and successful strategy, with over 100 million shopper visits each year, generating jobs from Portsmouth to Leeds, and paying £2.4billion to the Treasury in the last ten years.

Can you Canoe?

Based at Rushden Lakes, Canoe2 offer canoe hire and a variety of other goods and services to help you enjoy the water in comfort, style, and safety. So, whether you are a novice paddler or a more seasoned veteran, now you can paddle down the lovely calm and gentle River Nene. Canoe2’s team of knowledgeable staff are available to offer advice and safety instructions. Canoe2 can provide all the equipment you need, and also offers longer, overnight camping trips and short breaks. For more information visit.

Developed by LXB

The Crown Estate is working with LXB Retail Properties Plc to develop the Rushden Lakes scheme. LXB is a property development company that specialises in developing leading, high profile and vibrant new retail and leisure destinations. In their work at Rushden Lakes, LXB is putting environmental sustainability and the preservation of wildlife habitats centre stage.

Sensitively Designed

HPW Architecture was appointed in 2009 for this ground-breaking project. Much of Rushden Lakes is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) which includes areas of protected wetlands. So the sensitive and sustainability-led proposal put forward by HPW, in consultation with Natural England and The Wildlife Trust, has been instrumental in retaining the unique natural qualities of the location.

Future Development

In early 2019, phase 2 of Rushden Lakes is due to open, featuring a 14-screen multiplex Cinema from Cineworld, a host of additional high-quality restaurants and a further range of exciting leisure activities – such as indoor trampolining, adventure golf and indoor climbing to name just a few.

Following the successful grant of planning permission (subject to S106 agreements and JR period) construction of these exciting new additions has begun and is due to complete in early 2019. Further retail will also be delivered at the same time in Phase 3 at the entrance to Rushden Lakes.

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