SouthGate, Bath opens its doors
SouthGate Bath sees 80,000 shoppers in its opening weekend
Published: 25 November, 2009
The first phase of SouthGate, Bath’s £360m mixed-use scheme, opened on November 4 with 13 new stores. Around 80,000 shoppers paid a visit during the opening weekend, and retailers were delighted with the high levels of footfall and customer spend.
Kerry Loughlin, manager at Republic, said: “We can’t get stock in quickly enough to meet demand.” Retailers involved in phase one, currently 70 per cent let, include Boots, H&M and New Look.
Paul Sargent, managing director of developers Multi Development UK, said: “We felt the right thing to do here was to be relatively low key and let the people of Bath decide if we are doing the right thing and doing it the right way. So far it seems to be very positive.”