River Island will be relocating from Week Street to take a new 13,000 sq ft anchor store in Fremlin Walk on a new 10-year lease. The deal follows a successful year for new owners M&G Real Estate who purchased the shopping centre in late 2014. Other recent lettings include Quiz and Smiggle.
Anchored by a 100,000-sq ft House of Fraser, Fremlin Walk comprises 350,000 sq ft of retail and restaurants in an open-air, single-level scheme. River Island joins the existing line-up of over 50 retailers and dining operators including Superdry, Zara, Topshop, H&M, Schuh, Bill’s, Patisserie Valerie and Pret a Manger, further enhancing Fremlin Walk’s reputation as one of the region’s leading shopping and leisure destinations.
Scott Linard, director – asset management at M&G Real Estate, said: “River Island joins Fremlin Walk at a time of competitive retailer interest in the shopping centre. Our first year of ownership was a very successful one with many new national brands arriving at the centre to improve our already very strong line-up of shops and eateries at Fremlin Walk and give our customers more reason to return time and time again.”
Letting agents for M&G Real Estate at Fremlin Walk are GCW and Cushman & Wakefield. Harper Dennis Hobbs acted for River Island.