Barons Quay woos key anchor tenants

Fashion retailer H&M will open in a 21,500 sq ft unit by the end of the year and Sports Direct is due to open next month in a 18,000 sq ft unit over two levels.

“The two lettings are a boost for the scheme and will give fresh impetus for our leasing campaign which aims to agree deals in time for new retailers to open before Christmas” says GCW director Nick Warr.

The 200,000 sq ft centre is an open streetscape anchored by Asda with a 900 space town centre car park and a five-screen Odeon cinema. The centre, which has had a phased opening since September 2016, is built around an existing M&S store on the town’s original High Street.

The scheme has around 14 retail units and six leisure units to let. GCW was appointed earlier this year to will work alongside joint agents Brasier Freeth to give the scheme fresh impetus for the next phase. It is using its strong relationship with retailers to build the centre’s profile and reputation in the market.