Property developer British Land announced that it has secured an 11 new lettings totalling nearly 28,000 sq ft at Meadowhall shopping centre.
The lettings follow Meadowhall’s recent 25th birthday celebrations and the launch of a £50m internal refurbishment of the centre which began in late September.
New lettings range from fashion, jewellery, restaurants and international cosmetic and beauty offerings, strengthening the centre’s appeal to premium consumers.
A number of the lettings are located within the Park Lane area of the centre which received a £3m refresh last year.
British Land said it’s currently in discussions with other premium retailers and it is anticipated that more brands will sign up over the coming months. The White Company, Cadenza, White Stuff and Jigsaw opened at Meadowhall this year.
Richard Crowther, asset manager at British Land, said: “This impressive list of new lettings is further evidence of how investing in our assets yields results, and is testament to our strong relationships with retailers.
“The success of the Park Lane refurbishment gives us confidence that the centre wide works will further position Meadowhall as a leading shopping destination and will ensure we meet the evolving needs of our occupiers and shoppers.”
One of the key focuses of the £50m refurbishment will be to de-clutter the centre and different materials will be used to give different parts of Meadowhall its own vibe.
Claire Barber, head of shopping centre asset management for British Land, said: “The refurbishment of Meadowhall will reposition the centre to appeal to premium and lifestyle retailers as well as a broader range of customers. We are very excited about the future for Meadowhall and the experience this investment will create for both our customers and retailers.”
Darren Pearce, centre director at Meadowhall, told The Yorkshire Post: “In lots of ways Meadowhall has been a continually evolving offer. It has developed all the way through from the very beginning when we launched to make sure we remain relevant for our customers.”
Mr Pearce said that the recent retail trend was for shoppers to use centres like Meadowhall as a destination, where they can spend a whole day out.
He added that customers were shopping less frequently, but when they were shopping they were spending more.
Jack Wills (3,550 sq ft)
Diesel (3,595 sq ft)
Michael Kors (2,195 sq ft)
Kiko Milano (1,200 sq ft)
Joules (2,860 sq ft,)
Lush (1,780 sq ft)
L’Occitane (1,595 sq ft), relocating from the High Street to Park Lane
Build-a-Bear (2,680 sq ft)
Goldsmiths (3,240 sq ft)
Tapas Revolution (2,000 sq ft)
Five Guys (3,160 sq ft)
Rolex is also to open a concession within the centre’s planned new Goldsmiths store.