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Topshop signs at Whiteley Shopping Centre

Published:  11 January, 2013

New centre 82 per cent pre-let five months ahead of completion

Topshop and Top Man has signed a new lease for a 12,500 sq ft unit at the new 320,000-sq ft Whiteley Shopping Centre in Fareham, Hampshire. Topshop joins a host of other fashion names including River Island, H&M and Next.

Lettings exchanged and under offer at the development, which is one of only three new schemes opening in 2013, have now reached 82 per cent by rent.

Claire Barber, head of shopping centre asset management for British Land, said: “We are seeing very strong demand for space at Whiteley and are delighted with the level of pre-lets with five months still to go until opening.

“The Topshop letting is testament to the quality of the development and the strong pre-let line-up we have secured. We are confident that we will deliver a scheme that will meet the needs of both retailers and consumers.”

Whiteley Shopping Centre will be anchored by a 60,000-sq ft M&S. Other signed retailers include Clarks, The Entertainer, Mamas and Papas, Schuh, Paperchase, Claire’s, Moss, Boots, JD Sports, Bank and Sports Direct. Cafés and restaurants include Costa Coffee, Frankie & Benny’s, Prezzo and Starbucks. The shopping centre will also provide 1,136 free car parking spaces.
The retail letting agents for the scheme are Cushman & Wakefield and Wilkinson Williams with Davis Coffer Lyons leasing the leisure element.