Plans lodged for two interim shop signs at Teesside Park as storefront transformations continue

The Schuh and Hays Travel stores at Teesside Park
The Schuh and Hays Travel stores at Teesside Park -Credit:Google

Plans have been lodged for two interim shop signs at Teesside Park.

Bosses at British Land want to add four new signs to the front of Units 8C1 and 8C2, which are home to Schuh and Hays Travel. If approved, the shoe retailer could be set for three new signs - one main sign above the store, another smaller logo sign above the entrance, and a new ‘Schuh Kids’ sign above the window.

Meanwhile, the independent travel agent would receive just one large sign above the unit. Both of these units are yet to be transformed with Teesside Park's new stylish glass front - and park owners have applied for the new signage as an interim solution as it is currently "unclear" when the approved shopfront changes will be brought in.

The proposed new signs are required to facilitate the changes to the already approved retail terrace. The first stage of implementing the permission involves the removal of the existing entrance feature and walkway canopy in front of Schuh and Hays Travel.

For several years, Teesside Park has been undergoing a complete remodelling by owners, in its bid to attract more "premium brands" and create a better "day out" experience. This has seen the old sheltered walkways removed and buildings brightened up with full glass fronts, as well as new large signs on a modern black border.

The planning application comes just weeks after boards were erected around several of the park's empty units, located beside Schuh. The council previously approved plans for the amalgamation of the units - formerly Laura Ashley, USC, MenKind, and Argos - and then the sports chain was labelled as "coming soon" on the unit on park plans.

Stockton Council will now decide on the application.