Shopping Centre

St Catherine's continues to let

Published:  02 June, 2011

Invista and Simons Developments' Carmarthen scheme now 95 per cent let

Invista Real Estate and Simon Developments have secured four more retailers at the 245,000-sq ft St Catherine’s Walk shopping centre in Carmarthen, West Wales, taking total occupancy at the scheme to 95 per cent within one year of opening.

Lease terms have been agreed on a further 18,700 sq ft with Republic, Lush, East and Mitchells and Butler (trading as Harvester Restaurant and Toby Carvery). These new occupiers will join the already strong line-up at the centre.

St Catherine’s Walk opened in April 2010, with a range of retailers including Debenhams, Next, Cotswold and Quiksilver. Since then it has been joined by other leading brands including River Island, New Look, Top Shop/Top Man, Miss Selfridge, Carphone Warehouse and Vision Express. H&M Hennes is currently fitting out a 16,000-sq ft store. The leisure offer includes a 1,000 seat Apollo cinema, Costa, Pizza Express and Frankie & Benny’s.

Richard O’Boyle of Invista said: “These new lettings demonstrate the ongoing appeal for high quality retail space despite the challenges facing the sector. These are high quality, attractive retailers which will provide additional variety to the existing strong line up and by improving its offer further we expect the centre will continue to build its appeal, drawing on its large catchment.”