River Island secures Milton Keynes flagship

Published:  10 July, 2017

Fashion brand to launch regional flagship at centre:mk for Christmas

Joint owners AustralianSuper and Hermes Investment Management have announced that River Island has selected centre:mk to create a brand new regional flagship store.

River Island will double its existing unit size to 20,000 sq ft, which will be open in time for Christmas. The store will be display the brand’s full range of menswear, womenswear and children’s fashion ranges. In addition, designer eyewear specialists Acuitis is set to launch its first store outside of London at centre:mk later this month in a 2,152 sq ft store.

Ed Sellick, on behalf of centre:mk joint owners, Hermes Investment Management and AustralianSuper, commented: “The new, significantly larger River Island store reaffirms centre:mk as a highly successful and sought after regional shopping destination. River Island’s flagship store will be an exciting addition to our fashion line up and follows recent successful upsizes, including JD Sports and new entrants Footasylum and Kiko. Being home to the first Acuitis store outside of the Capital will be another great achievement and further complements the international brands on offer at centre:mk.”

To accommodate the significant growth of River Island’s presence at the centre, HMV has been relocated to 86-88 Midsummer Arcade.

MMX Retail and CBRE acted for centre:mk. Harper Dennis Hobbs represented River Island and CBRE acted on behalf of Acuitis. HMV represented themselves.

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