Rushden Lakes shopping centre
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Rushden Lakes shopping centre is a major out of town shopping and leisure centre complex in Northamptonshire, England. It is currently under construction and the first shops are due to open in July 2017.   Once completed, it will be one of the largest shopping centres in Northamptonshire and it is expected to have five million visitors per annum.  The entire site extends to 244 acres of which 31 acres will be developed. 
Road users will be able to get to the centre via the A45 road, Junction 17. Parking is free for up to five hours.
Due to the expected popularity of Rushden Lakes, there are also ten bus routes which connect the centre to a number of towns including Rushden, Higham Ferrers, Wellingborough, Northampton and Bedford  
A footbridge over the A45 links Rushden Lakes with the town of Rushden. 
Other shops include H&M, Next, New Look, River Island, Fat Face, Schuh, Moss Bros, Boots, Holland & Barrett, Tiger, Two Seasons, Accessorize, Pandora, Hobbs, Jigsaw, Phase Eight, Joules, White Stuff, Paperchase, Clarks, L’Occitane, Cotswold and Mountain Warehouse 
A company called Canoe2 will offer a canoe hire service. 
The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust will open a visitors centre at Rushden Lakes on 29th July 2017.
The trust secured a grant of over £600,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to create a new 270-hectare nature reserve – the Nene Wetlands - from seven disconnected wildlife areas, three of which are not currently open to the public.