NEWS - UK

Shelley Sandzer Secures New Occupiers For New Capital Quay

Shelley Sandzer, the leading UK leisure property agency, on behalf of Galliard Homes, has secured three new occupiers for the mixed-use New Capital Quay development in Greenwich.


A 2,000sq ft Costa Coffee and a standalone 1,420sq ft créche have recently opened within the riverside project. In addition, a new 7,995sq ft location for Fuller’s pubs has also been secured and is due to open this summer. New Capital Quay is situated to the West of the historic Greenwich Village, only a five-minute stroll from Maritime Greenwich and local DLR and mainline rail connections. The sites for Costa and Fuller’s are both located on the bank of the Thames, adjacent to the 33,970sq ft Waitrose that anchors New Capital Quay.


Chris Duffy at Galliard Homes commented: “Following the instrumental role Galliard played in the regeneration of Butler’s Wharf at Tower Bridge, we are very keen to replicate that success at New Capital Quay and thrilled to see brands flocking to the development. Shelley Sandzer has played a key role in driving interest.”



KidZania Opens London Location


KidZania’s opened in London in June, marking the 19th global spot where children can experience the inner workings of a kid-sized city with careers of every kind.


At KidZania London, children aged 4-14 will discover an ultra-realistic, indoor replica of a fully functioning city with 48 real-world establishments and 60 different careers. Offering a variety of establishments including a hospital, stadium, bakery, fire station and more, the 75,000sq ft city is located at Westfield London and offers many culturally relevant and unqiue experiences.


Xavier López Ancona, President of KidZania said: “KidZania endeavours to open a child’s eyes to the world in a way that inspires and delights, and where better to experience such a city than in London.” Hear more from Xavier in this month’s cover story, Page 24...



Siverburn Opens £20M Extension


The Silverburn shopping centre in Glasgow has opened its new £20M leisure extension. The 100,000sq ft development is anchored by a 14-screen Cineworld and features 11 new restaurants, including Carluccio’s, Chimichanga, Cosmo, Zizzi, Pret, TGI Friday’s and Five Guys.


Completion of the extension marks the most significant investment project undertaken by Hammerson and CPPIB since they acquired Silverburn in 2009. The extension is expected to attract over one million extra visitors.


In addition to the new brands in the extended Wintergarden, existing restaurants, such as Pizza Hut and Nando’s, have strengthened their presence at Silverburn, launching new concepts to coincide with the opening. As part of the £20M investment, over 350 permanent jobs have been created.



Glamourous is Latest to Open at Intu Trafford Centre


Independent women’s fashion retailer Glamorous is adding to the stylishness and good looks of Manchester’s world class retail and leisure destination, intu Trafford Centre.


Glamorous is taking 1,900sq ft on a ten-year lease and will be located on the upper level near Lipsy, Claire’s Accessories, Jack Wills, Schuh and Jack & Jones and close to Top Shop and Next. The brand prides itself on offering unique and stylish clothing for the fashion focused woman. Using innovative fabrics and exciting prints it offers great quality styles at affordable prices. Glamorous currently partners with some of the best retailers globally including Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, Peek & Cloppenburg and Galeries Lafayette.


The signing shows the important part independent tenants play at the centre.



Westfield London Set to Expand The Luxury Quarter


Westfield has announced a multimillion pound investment in the expansion of its luxury shopping area, The Village at Westfield London.


The new plans will see a number of stores expand, new luxury names open and existing retailers relocate to larger spaces. The enhancements are in response to growing consumer demand for luxury retail at the centre. The refurbishment will see fashion brand Versace increase its presence with three stores, including two new stores in The Village: Versace and Versus Versace.


Following the success of its pop-up store at Westfield London, shoppers will now be able to visit the first permanent Versus Versace store in the UK. Shoppers to The Village will also benefit from a whole host of exciting new retailers arriving in 2015 including Sandro, Jigsaw, Zadig and Voltaire and Claudie Pierlot.


The Village enhancements also include the launch of a brand new personal styling service, The Fashion Lounge, which is situated on the second floor of The Village. Expert stylists will be on hand and a range of beauty treatments will also be available. Keith Mabbett, Director of Leasing at Westfield, commented: “Westfield London is rated the number one shopping centre in the UK and is in the top five tourist shopping destinations in London. The Village was the first luxury offer inside a shopping centre in the UK and has proved popular, attracting over 100 million visitors since opening in 2008.”





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