Inditex commits to Edinburgh St James

Zara taking 37,000 sq ft alongside Bershka, Stradivarius and Pull&Bear

Edinburgh St James has signed four brands from global retail group Inditex, including fashion powerhouse Zara, to form part of the world-class retail offering at the 1.7m sq ft mixed-use development at the heart of the Scottish capital.

The pre-let deal will see Zara take 37,000 sq ft over three floors at Edinburgh St James; while Bershka, Stradivarius and Pull&Bear will take stores of 9,300 sq ft, 6,000 sq ft and 8,000 sq ft respectively, all located within the main multilevel galleria.

The Inditex brands will join an exclusive line-up of retailers, F&B and leisure occupiers at Edinburgh St James which already includes John Lewis, Next, Everyman Cinema and the W Edinburgh.

Being developed by Nuveen Real Estate, Edinburgh St James will span five floors of prime shopping, dining, leisure and entertainment, and is forecast to welcome in excess of 20 million visitors a year. Due to open its 850,000-sq ft retail and F&B element in 2020, the much anticipated £1bn development is one of the most significant regeneration projects currently underway in the UK, and is set to strengthen Edinburgh’s standing as one of Europe’s most exciting and cosmopolitan cities.

Martin Perry, director of development at Edinburgh St James, said: “Edinburgh St James is being created to reflect Edinburgh’s position as a pan-European opportunity city with a thriving economy and unique appeal amongst tourists from across the world. The signing of four Inditex brands to take prime locations within Edinburgh St James reinforces the development’s significance and highlights its appeal to leading international brands. Our vision is to deliver a destination that builds on Edinburgh’s famous calendar of events with our nine events spaces, and delivering a collection of handpicked brand partners in order to curate a world-class offering.”

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