Next to upsize at White Rose
Published: 10 February, 2017
Fashion and homeware retailer to relocate at Leeds centre
Land Securities has announced that fashion and homeware retailer, Next, has chosen to invest in a major new 55,000-sq ft flagship store, utilising the former BHS department store unit at White Rose Shopping Centre, Leeds.
Next is to upsize and re-locate from its existing 29,000 sq ft store to create a new two-floor flagship. The expansion will allow the retailer to extend its popular collections, as well as stock merchandise from its children and homeware department which are currently not sold in the centre. The store is due to open in June 2017. Next is investing £6m of redesign and reconfiguration works to the unit
Rob Jewell, portfolio director at Land Securities, stated, “This significant upsize for Next is a major signal that retailers are eager to invest and expand with us at White Rose Shopping Centre – one of the strongest performing centres in our retail portfolio. As a result, the centre’s retail offering continues to evolve, boosted by our significant leisure and entertainment extension that will open in the Summer, helping to support and underpin the demand for a full-day destination experience from our loyal customers.”
JLL acted for Land Securities, whilst Next acted for itself.