White Rose signs six in three months

Published:  13 October, 2015

White Rose shopping centre in Leeds has signed Tessuti, Yours, Pizza Express, Smiggle, EE and Schuh. 

The new lettings total more than 20,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space, and all will be open in time for Christmas.  

Tessuti, owned by JD Sports Fashion, is a new concept that combines menswear and sports brands, with both premium and mid-market labels including Hugo Boss, Lacoste and Adidas. It will trade from a 3,900 sq ft store with an additional 1,607 sq ft mezzanine.

Stationary retailer, Smiggle, will take 1,000 sq ft for its second store in Yorkshire.

Yours Clothing, the women’s fashion trader, has opened in 1,999 sq ft, plus 647 sq ft of mezzanine space. And Pizza Express will join the shopping centre’s recently remodelled food court, The Balcony, in a 2,285 sq ft unit.

Meanwhile footwear specialist, Schuh, and mobile network operator, EE, have both relocated to take larger units following strong trading in their existing stores. Schuh has signed for a 4,832 sq ft unit with a 1,614 sq ft mezzanine, whilst EE has introduced their new flagship concept in 1,665 sq ft, with a 707 sq ft mezzanine.

Rob Jewell, portfolio director at Land Securities, said: “The addition of these in-demand retailers reinforces Land Securities’ commitment to supply our customers with a shopping and dining experience that is both well-rounded and exciting. Signing six tenants in just three months demonstrates White Rose’s exceptional reputation amongst retailers and leisure operators.”

JLL acted for Land Securities. Harper Dennis Hobbs acted for Smiggle and Schuh, Leeds-based Barker Proudlove for Pizza Express, and Savills for EE. Tessuti and Yours Clothing acted for themselves.

White Rose has recently received outline planning approval for the centre’s 65,000 sq ft leisure extension. 

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