Retail therapy, We all love it! And coming to Belvoir Estate is a 2.5 million pound luxury retail village to fill all your leisure needs at the newly refurbished Engine Yard; built within a 19th century set of buildings which have now been converted into 12,000 square feet of contemporary social space, including a large number of local and independent businesses, higher-class luxury brand shops, restaurants, eating halls and a spa!

What To Expect

The official launch will be held on the 2nd September, you can expect to see some popular musicians and entertainers who will be performing throughout the highly anticipated event. VIP appearances will also be taking place at Belvoir Estate; expect to see Liz Hurley, a former model for Estee Lauder, along with leading chefs such as Rachel Green, described as “Leicestershire’s Best Celebrity Chef”.

Love Gin? Don’t we all! Guests to The Engine Yard launch day can expect to see the pop-up gin wagon by Leicester’s very own Gin bar and bottle shop 45 West, boasting a premium range of quality wines, spirits, craft beer and of course, Gin. The launch will also feature the first and one of many of their ‘Countryside Corner’ events; in which people with a passion for the country can take part in talks, debates and explore areas of interest whether it be politics, business and other keen topic points about Leicestershire itself.

If you wanted to visit again, The Engine Yard is offering visitors of the launch day free annual passes, so they can return again and again all year round to experience the luxury communal retail park which is new and open to the public this September.

Existing Businesses at The Engine Yard

Cocoa Amore, Leicesters very own chocolatier, will have a brand new store for visitors to come and visit. They have had brilliant success in their hometown, and now expanding out to Belvoir Estate to serve customers their homemade authentic and full of quality chocolate hampers, bars and boxes of confectionery. To read more about Cocoa Amore and what they have to offer, click here.

Cherizena, a small specialist producer of premium, speciality and flavoured coffees, based deep in rural Leicestershire, just outside the market town of Melton Mowbray, they produce, process and flavour the coffee themselves so that you can be assured of the freshest possible coffee of the highest quality and traceability. If you want to see what products they have, see their page on Snizl here. You’ll find Cherizena at The Engine Yard as an open store for customers to buy some of their own fine coffee.

Finally, The Idle Mole Garden Centre awaits to show you all the gardening wonders, with their carefully sourced, quality products. You can even visit The Idle Moles Garden School online and download handy gardening information sheets or to view their programme of events and workshops happening at The Engine Yard this summer so you can go home and help your own garden bloom with ease! If you want to see what else the Ide Mole Garden Centre has to offer, check them out on Snizl here.

The Making of The Idle Mole Garden Center 

New Businesses Coming to The Engine Yard

The Country Victualler is a wonderful farm shop and butcher founded in 1973 serving fresh pates, poultry, quality hams and even Christmas puddings! They’re a family run business and are expanding to The Engine Yard this summer in search of new customers to serve their traditional taste to. After speaking to them, they said “We are thrilled to be part of the project and launch of the new Retial Park, it will be our first ‘Bricks & Mortar’ shop, so it’s a big deal for us”. If you want to find out more about them, please click here.

Soon to be launched in The Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle amongst the stunning Leicestershire countryside, Margo & Plum will be home to a range of beautiful pieces to perfectly complement your interior decor. The unique range is inspired by the finer things in life, believing that no matter how big or small, luxury can be found in a wealth of exquisite and lasting items that will make your house a home. For their promotions on Snizl, click here.

Mango & Plum taking shape at The Engine Yard

The Duchess of Rutland, also the CEO of Belvoir Castle, explained that luxury enthusiasts from all over the country could come and enjoy what The Engine Yard has to offer, taking pride in the local community and the businesses within the new retail village, Her Grace said:

“The Engine Yard was once used by skilled craftsmen to create furniture, doors and windows for the Castle and we wanted the new development to reflect the same ethos, with talented entrepreneurs showcasing their artisan products.

“We have created a true centre of excellence for food and drink, as well as hosting unique, luxury retail brands unlike anything else in the region. Our aim was always to turn these once-dilapidated buildings into an area to be enjoyed by the local community and showcase the very best the region has to offer to visitors. We have created yet another reason to spend a day at Belvoir Castle.”

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