M&G Real Estate has signed Quiz and Smiggle, two of the UK’s fastest growing high street brands, for Fremlin Walk shopping centre in Maidstone.
Womenswear fashion brand Quiz has secured a 3,459-sq ft unit at 31 Fremlin Walk on a five-year lease, while Australian stationery company Smiggle has secured a 568-sq ft unit at 4 Fremlin Walk on a 10-year lease.
Anchored by a 100,000-sq ft House of Fraser, Fremlin Walk comprises 350,000 sq ft in an open air, single level scheme. Quiz and Smiggle join some of the UK’s best known brands including Superdry, Zara, Topshop and H&M to further enhance its reputation as one of the region’s leading fashion destinations. Jack Wills recently secured a 3,500-sq ft unit on a six-month trial at Fremlin Walk
M&G Real Estate has implemented an active asset management strategy at Fremlin Walk to further diversify its tenant line-up, responding to changing and more sophisticated consumer requirements. Scott Linard, director – asset management at M&G Real Estate said: “As retailers such as Quiz and Smiggle expand their operations across the UK, they are looking at prime retail schemes in regional hubs such as Fremlin Walk. With some of the most loved brands in the country, the centre is a regional success story with aspirations to further increase both footfall and dwell time.”
Cushman & Wakefield and GCW act for M&G Real Estate at Fremlin Walk.