Cabot Circus in Bristol, the South West’s leading shopping and leisure destination, has announced three new lettings as it continues to expand its food and retail offering.
The centre, which is a joint venture between Land Securities and Hammerson, has completed deals with DW Sports, T.G.I. Friday’s and wagamama to take a combined floor space of over 25,000 sq ft.
DW Sports has taken the majority of this space with a 15,890 sq ft store which will include an Adidas Virtual Wall. This wall is a first for DW Sports and the first of its kind outside London – the only other being in Adidas’s Oxford Street store. The high definition touchscreen wall will provide a new interactive shopping experience for customers allowing them to view and interact with boots and shoes in many different styles and colours before ordering or requesting a fitting.
Mel Crossland, Head of Sales & Marketing at DW Sports said: “As we continue our expansion programme, Cabot Circus’s catchment and profile made it an ideal location for us, and the perfect place to launch the wall within our store.”
T.G.I. Friday’s has taken 7,500 sq ft in a brand new unit. The American-themed restaurant will provide seating for 270 diners and feature an open kitchen allowing guests to see their food being cooked.
The Japanese-inspired restaurant and noodle bar wagamama is also set to arrive at the centre in August, taking 3,459 sq ft and adding to the diverse range of restaurants already available at Cabot Circus.
Howard Smith, Portfolio Manager for Land Securities, added: “Cabot Circus is trading strongly and continues to prove attractive to innovative retailers and restaurateurs alike. The centre has a well-earned reputation for fashion and style but has also seen strong growth in leisure, with a 7.5 per cent increase in restaurant sales in the last 12 months. The arrival of T.G.I. Friday’s and wagamama will help to build on this growth and further add to the centre’s offer.”
Land Securities and Hammerson were advised by CBRE and Lunson Mitchenall. Wagamama was advised by Teague and Capital, T.G.I. Friday’s and DW Sports were self-represented.