Leasing continues following Autumn opening
The success of intu Watford’s £180m extension continues with Hugo Boss taking 3,550 sq ft respectively alongside eateries Côte Brasserie and MOD Pizza which will open in the destination’s brand-new dining area.
The centre’s 400,000-sq ft extension already boasts a new Debenhams concept store as well as Jack Wills, Superdry, New Look and H&M as Watford climbs into CACI’s top 20 national rankings for the best retail destinations alongside Edinburgh and Bristol. The 23,626-sq ft Hollywood Bowl and 9-screen IMAX Cineworld will also anchor the space, opening ahead of Christmas.
And following the recent success of its store at the intu Watford extension Jack Wills has opened two more stores with intu; a 3,873-sq ft store at intu Metrocentre and a 3,385-sq ft unit at intu Lakeside.
intu chief executive David Fischel said: “Demand for space at intu centres remains high, with established brands clearly seeing the benefits of expanding their footprint in our prime, high footfall shopping centres. Our winning destinations, which benefit from intu’s ongoing investment and an evolving retail environment, appeal to both heavyweight names and exciting innovative brands who continue to seek flagship stores in prime locations. The winning combination of retail and leisure in our centres creates a compelling environment for our customers who are seeking the widest possible choice of brands and experiences for a full day out in one convenient location.”