Maldon's new retail park is now open.
Located on The Causeway near Tesco and Lidl, this new shopping centre features five large stores and parking. Further stores and an hotel will follow.
Opening times stated may be subject to change
The Blackwater Retail Park has parking for around 300 cars. Parking is free for customers.
It has taken just over a year to develop the retail units at the Blackwater Retail Park in Maldon and work on the Travelodge will commence soon. It is hoped that this new 60 bedroomed hotel for Maldon will open in August 2019.
Five of the eight retail units are now occupied with the remainder set to be open in 2019.
The retail park has it's own car park with nearly 300 spaces offering customers free parking for up to three hours. Tesco, Lidl and McDonald's are also only a few minutes walk away and the High Street a little further.
The Blackwater Retail Park occupies the site of the old railway lines and goods yard that once ran to Witham carrying passengers and goods. The Maldon East station building still exists and is converted to offices. The rear of the station building can be viewed from the car park including part of the platform canopy and some cast iron pillars.
You will find more information about the railway in Maldon here
Fancy taking part in this year's Mud Race on Sunday May 12?
The Maldon Mud Race is an annual event in which hundreds of competitors raise money for charity by racing to be the first to complete a 400 metre dash over over the bed of the River Blackwater.