Upmarket fashion house Ghost London and heritage brand Hawes & Curtis are among the crop of new retailers set to open in Meadowhall shopping centre, as the first phase of its £60 million refurbishment nears completion.
Ghost’s store in Park Lane, Meadowhall – one of the UK’s biggest shopping centres located in Yorkshire and co-owned by British Land – is its first standalone shop outside of London, while the introduction of Hawes & Curtis will be the retailer’s regional debut.
The store openings are part of Meadowhall’s 21,000sq ft of new lettings and upsizes in the last three months, which also includes a regional debut from Nespresso on Park Lane, an expansion of JD Sports and Virgin Holidays and the return of toy retailer The Entertainer.
Meanwhile, Pret A Manger is launching a new café, its first at Meadowhall, and Coffika – a new coffee concept will make its UK debut with a 900sq ft café.
In addition, Australian tea specialist T2, independent modern gourmet confectioner Treat Kitchen, and candy store Gobstoppers have recently opened at the centre.
British Land asset manager Richard Crowther said the new signings as part of the first phase of refurbishment was indicative of Meadowhall’s status as a shopping destination.
“Securing brands for their regional debuts further strengthens our offering, whilst Meadowhall’s strong performance is also reflected by a growing trend amongst existing retailers to upsize,” he said.
“Combined, the new and improved retailers and catering brands make Meadowhall even more appealing to visitors from across the region.”
The initial refurbishment phase encompasses both levels of The Arcarde, from Marks & Spencers to the central dome.
Meadowhall’s full transformation is slated for completion by the end of 2017.