The Orchards Shopping Centre was developed by the Burton Property Trust, and opened on the 28th September 1989 by Councillor Thurlow.
The centre is 110,000 square feet and comprises thirty-six units, a multi storey car park for 252 vehicles and a surface car park for additional vehicles. We welcome just over 92,000 visitors per week - approximately 4.8 million per year.
Dartford is a market town with a population of 86,000 and a catchment population of 516,000 within ten miles of the shopping centre.
Since 1992 the owner of the shopping centre has been Freshwater and the managing agents are M J Mapp Ltd.