Jack Wills and Côte Brasserie boost Festival Place’s appeal
Festival Place Basingsoke has strengthened its position as a premier division shopping centre with the signing of two more top brands, both of which are new to the town.
Jack Wills will open a 2,800-sq ft store, offering a range of preppy clothing. It will join other brands at the centre including anchor stores Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and Next, as well as Apple, H&M, Zara, Superdry, Jack & Jones, JD, River Island, Moss Bros, Lush, Fat Face, GAP and Office.
Côte Brasserie will open a 3,350-sq ft restaurant bringing its Parisian-inspired all-day offer to the centre, boosting the wide spectrum of casual dining choices. Located in Festival Square, the scheme’s dining and leisure quarter by the recently revamped 10-screen Vue cinema, the new restaurant will have an alfresco seating area. The centre’s F&B offer already features Las Iguanas, PizzaExpress, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Nando’s, Giraffe, Wagamama and Patisserie Valerie.
Russell Jewell, head of private equity funds at AEW, said: “These latest brands demonstrate the high-quality, aspirational brands that the scheme continues to attract. Both names are opening in the town for the first time, joining an appealing line-up of retailers and dining operators. Our overall refurbishment, combined with upgrades by tenants, will continue to make Festival Place even more enticing.”
Joint agents for Festival Place are Lunson Mitchenall and Cushman & Wakefield. CBRE is the managing agent for the centre.