// Decathlon to open 35,000sq ft store at Trinity Leeds shopping centre
// The sports goods retailer will occupy the former BHS store on Boar Lane
// The store is due to open later this month for click-and-collect and essential items only
Decathlon is set to launch a 35,000sq ft experiential flagship store at the Trinity Leeds shopping centre.
The sports goods retailer will occupy the former BHS store on Boar Lane, and will be spread over two floors.
The shop will include large showrooms featuring Decathlon’s full array of sportswear and equipment.
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The store is due to open later this month for click-and-collect and essential items only, the shop will have its full launch in April when retail lockdown restrictions end.
Services will include a new Covid-secure initiative ‘Click & Drive’ where customers’ products are brought out to their cars, and a workshop service for the repair of bikes, kayaks and tents.
“We’ve already built strong relationships with a number of partners, including Leeds Dock Running and Cycling Club, and Active Leeds. We can’t wait to connect with all the sports enthusiasts in and around Leeds,” Decathlon Leeds store manager David Baker said.
“It’s also no coincidence that Leeds is twinned with Decathlon’s home city, Lille – it has long been a target location of ours.
“We have spent a lot of time during the pandemic making sure our offer at Trinity is perfectly tailored to the local customer needs, and we’re in no doubt that this young and vibrant city will embrace Decathlon Leeds as the go-to store for all sports-related products and services.”
Landsec portfolio manager James Hutchinson said: “We’ve already seen an incredible response on our social media channels to this exciting new anchor store.
“Our shoppers are counting down the days until the Decathlon launch, tangible evidence of Landsec’s work at Trinity, bringing the heart of Leeds back to life.”