Big name brands are among those singed up for an eagerly-anticipated new retail park in Bishop Auckland.

Businesses have been confirming leases at the site and will be moving in in the coming weeks to start store fit-outs.

Among those signed up for the scheme are The Range, Home Bargains, Reel Cinemas and Pure Gym.

Developers confirmed this week that building works will be completed in February, with a grand opening at the site at the beginning of summer.

It came just days after fried chicken chain Popeyes revealed they would be opening a restaurant and drive-thru at the retail park as one of 40 new locations across the UK.

Only six units are yet to have leases agreed. Two are currently under offer.

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Wickes was previously rumoured to be involved but a spokesperson for the DIY retailer said it would not be opening at the development.

Here is the full list of businesses confirmed for the new Bishop Auckland Retail Park:

  • Home Bargains
  • The Range
  • Pure Gym
  • Super Bowl UK
  • Reel Cinema
  • Popeyes
  • Capri Italian
  • Fattoush Lebanese