Shopping Centre

Two more for the Mall

Published:  10 November, 2015

Jack & Jones and the Entertainer make debut at The Mall Blackburn

The UK's largest independent toy retailer the Entertainer and menswear brand Jack & Jones have both agreed terms at Capital & Regional’s Mall Blackburn, as the specialist shopping centre REIT further enhances the centre’s retail mix and the town centre’s offering.

The Entertainer has agreed terms for a 4,000-sq ft unit formerly occupied by HMV on King William Street. And Jack & Jones joins the centre agreeing terms to occupy a 1,650-sq ft, ground floor unit.

These deals are the latest addition to the centre as Capital & Regional continues its £3m refurbishment of the north west corner of The Mall Blackburn which includes a new 15,700-sq ft Pure Gym facility due to open in February 2016.

Works are now ongoing for a new bus station on Ainsworth Street which will be located outside the centre and being delivered by Blackburn-with-Darwen Council.

Andrew Haughey, retail development director at Capital & Regional, said: “It’s been a busy few months at The Mall Blackburn and we are constantly working hard to further enhance the shopping experience for our customers, and improve and diversify the retail offer”.

The Mall Blackburn, which comprises 600,000 sq ft of retail space, is located in the heart of Blackburn and has an immediate population catchment of 460,000. The centre, acquired by Capital and Regional in 2004, is well let to over 100 occupiers, including Primark, Debenhams, BHS and Next.