First phase of new Edinburgh St James shopping centre opens

First phase of new Edinburgh St James shopping centre opens
The St James Quarter shopping centre in Edinburgh ahead of opening.
// Phase one of Edinburgh St James shopping centre opens today
// St James Quarter currently includes more than 40 retailers
// Its hospitality and residential elements are set to be completed in three further phases through to 2022

The first phase of a new shopping centre in Edinburgh has opened after five years of construction.

St James Quarter in the city centre currently includes more than 40 retailers, many of whom have never had premises in Scotland before.

The £1 billion development’s hospitality and residential elements are set to be completed in three further phases through to 2022.


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“This is a momentous occasion for the city of Edinburgh – and this is just the beginning,” St James Quater development director Martin Perry said.

“The brands and experience that we have welcomed today demonstrate our commitment to delivering a curated destination for the people of Edinburgh.

“We are now looking forward to continuing on our journey to deliver a truly mixed-use destination of the future as we welcome more brands, leisure, and our new neighbours.”

The first phase of development is made up of 850,000sq ft of shopping premises.

Some of the retailers who have opened doors at Edinburgh St James include H&M, The Body Shop, JD Sports, Kurt Geiger, Next, Zara, Boots, Russel & Bromley and Dune.

Among those set to launch their first Scottish sites in the shopping centre are Bershka, & Other Stories, Stradivarius and Calvin Klein, while the nearby John Lewis and Harvey Nichols department stores have already reopened.

with PA Wires

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