Sovereign Centros and Orion Capital Partners have accelerated plans for a new fashion mall at Telford shopping centre by signing major pre-lets with Next upsizing to a 30,000-sq ft store and New Look to a 16,000-sq ft store on new 10-year leases.
The fashion mall will see the redevelopment and extension of the New Row and New Street malls, retaining House of Fraser as the anchor as well as existing tenants Zara and River Island. A newly created link will greatly improve shopper circulation and create new stores to meet modern fashion retailer requirements and a number of other pre-leasing discussions are in hand. The new development will open in Autumn 2018 alongside a new bus station facility.
The fashion mall is one of three ongoing development schemes which will transform the 1.2 million-sq ft centre. The leisure development, known as Southern Quarter, will open its doors for Easter 2017 and building will commence for the Northern Quarter development, to be anchored by a mainstream supermarket chain, in summer 2017.