Hammerson has signed leading homeware brands to the first four units of the nine-unit Elliott’s Field shopping park extension in Rugby.
DFS and Dwell will occupy 15,000 sq ft units; Oak Furniture Land and Sofology have each taken 10,000 sq ft; and Tapi will have an 8,000-sq ft store. All are ten-year leases. The new shops on the former Tribune Trading Estate site are scheduled to open before Christmas 2017, with other names set to be announced shortly.
Thomas Cochrane, development manager at Hammerson said: “We are seeing significant interest in the remaining units, which is a reflection not only of the strength of the first phase and the growth of Rugby, but also tangible occupier confidence and the resilience of the market in the face of Brexit.
In addition to the new stores, the extension to Elliott’s Field will deliver a café/restaurant and approximately 500 customer car parking spaces. The park features a number of sustainability measures to target the highest BREEAM “Outstanding” rating, and will be carbon-neutral, with the regulated energy usage of the occupiers entirely offset by sustainable initiatives.