H&M moves into former BHS unit at Poole’s Dolphin Shopping Centre

Dolphin H&M

H&M is set to open a new store in the former BHS unit at Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole.

The Swedish fashion giant will move into the two-level, 27,000sq ft as part of a wider refurbishment scheme of the centre.

JD Sports and Smiggle have also signed new 10 year leases at Dolphin, and are set to open 6120sq ft and 560sq ft stores respectively.

These deals follow the recent announced signing of German shoe retailer Deichmann, the upsizing and lease extension of fashion brand New Look, and the development of a new nine-screen Empire cinema.

Covering some 530,000sq ft and with annual footfall of 11 million,  Dolphin Shopping Centre is regarded as  Dorset‘s largest covered shopping centre.

Having acquired it in 2013, LGIM Real Assets‘ recent agreement with Borough of Poole has unlocked a further £26 million of investment to renovate the centre, which is due for completion at the end of 2018.

“Attracting top brands to the centre is really important to secure its position as a significant attraction on the south coast for tourists and residents alike,” centre manager John Grinnell said.

“Combined with the improvement works, we‘re determined to significantly improve the facilities to appeal to all our customers.”

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