LGIM Real Assets has signed key lettings at its regeneration of the 530,000-sq ft Dolphin shopping centre in Poole. Already the biggest covered mall in Dorset, the Dolphin centre draws annual footfall of 11m.
Empire Cinemas has signed a 25-year lease on a nine-screen cinema which will be the first multiplex in the town centre. Together with four new restaurants, it will create a strong daytime and evening attraction for the south coast town. Planning permission is being sought to redevelop the former Argos store and adjoining units into the new leisure complex which is due to open at the end of 2018.
At the same time H&M has signed up to take the former BHS unit occupying 27,000 sq ft over two levels. JD has taken a 6,120-sq ft unit and Smiggle 560 sq ft both on new 10-year leases.
Joint leasing agents are Colliers International and Lunson Mitchenall.