Jysk opens at Westgate in Wakefield

Jysk is the third retailer to open stores in the retail park in the past 12 months

Capreon, the Noé Group real estate business, has signed Jysk, the Scandinavian-style international furniture retail chain, has taken a new unit in Westgate retail park, Wakefield. The new store will be Jysk’s 19th UK location.

Jysk will be occupying an 8,000-sq ft unit, formerly occupied by DW Sports, on a 10-year lease. Dreams and One Below have also moved to the retail park within the last 12 months.

The new store joins a strong collection of home retailers including Harvey’s, Bensons for Beds, ScS and Dreams, as well as top retail brands including Curry’s/PC World, Laura Ashley, Mothercare and Pets at Home. The retail park also offers a selection of food and beverage outlets with Costa Coffee, KFC and Subway.

Carolyn Sparshott, asset manager – retail at Capreon, said: “Jysk is joining a strong mix of homeware retailers and adds a distinct offering to shoppers in Wakefield. Jysk’s arrival is the third in 12 months and marks the growing reputation of Westgate from its 50% occupancy a year ago to the thriving retail park it is today. There are more exciting new retailers to come.”

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