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Toys R Us opens first UK shopping centre store

Published:  14 September, 2012

Standard Life Investments has signed Toys R Us for 10,000 sq ft at Whiteleys Shopping Centre in Central London

The opening of this trial store follows a number of recent additions at Whiteleys which include: Odeon Cinemas opening its first luxury fine dining cinema experience, the four-screen Lounge at Odeon Whiteleys; the opening of The Real China, the buffet restaurant chain, on the second floor; Swedish concept restaurant, Skandinavium, taking 3,000 sq ft for a restaurant and champagne bar and lettings to Tutti Frutti, London Time and Forever Flawless.

Terms have also been agreed with Pizza Express to open at the second floor restaurant level.

Ed Jenkins, head of UK retail for Standard Life Investments, said: "With its affluent local catchment and nearly half of the current customers having young children, Whiteleys provides ToysRUs with an ideal location from which to present its shopping centre format.

Cushman & Wakefield and CWM act for the landlord,The Standard Life Investments UK Shopping Centre Trust.