Two major shopping centres in Manchester have secured major leases with Primark and Victoria’s Secret as part of their respective regeneration programs.
Primark has committed to becoming the first new tenant for the £74 million transformation of Intu Trafford Centre’s Barton Square.
The value retailer’s newest store will anchor an expanded Barton Square which will gain a further 110,000sq ft of retail space once complete.
The works will also include the building of a new glass-domed roof and a fully redesigned interior.
Set to open in 2019, Primark’s new store will incorporate space previously occupied by BHS Home.
Meanwhile, Victoria’s Secret is set to open a new 9760sq ft store in Manchester Arndale shopping centre in early 2018.
The upmarket lingerie retailer’s eighth UK store outside London will provide space for sister brands, Victoria’s Secret and Victoria’s Secret PINK, to trade side-by-side in 5906sq ft and 3854sq ft respectively.
Manchester Arndale is also in the process of expanding its restaurant and café offer, having recently announced an investment of £11 million in the redevelopment of Halle Square to rebrand it as Halle Place.