Shopping Centre

Wykeland appoints Flemingate centre manager

Published:  08 June, 2015

Wykeland Group has appointed Graham Tait as the centre manager of Flemingate, Wykeland’s 162,561 sq ft retail and leisure development in Beverley. 

Graham joins from Westfield Stratford, where he was a senior projects delivery manager.

Under construction and opening in October, Flemingate is anchored by a 40,000 sq ft new concept Debenhams, a six-screen Parkway digital cinema, and an 80-room Premier Inn hotel. Other key brands in Flemingate’s line-up include H&M, Outfit, Wilkinson and Zizzi. Flemingate will also have a 500-space multi-storey car park, the largest in Beverley.  

Prior to his three years at Westfield, Graham was a UK project manager at Ikea, working for the company for 12 years in a variety of operational roles. He has also worked for leading fashion brands, Jaeger and Aquascutum.

Dominic Gibbons, managing director of Wykeland Group, said: “We are delighted to have been able to attract such an experienced and skilled centre manager as Graham. He comes to Flemingate with a wealth of knowledge of the UK retail sector and shopping trends in general, and his enthusiasm for Beverley as an all-round shopping and tourism destination shone through during the interviewing process.

"His appointment is another landmark in the development of the scheme, especially as we are now in the final run-up to the Flemingate’s opening in late October."