Meadowhall’s footfall growth draws in new brands
Hobbs, Lovisa, Newbie and Rituals have signed leases at Meadowhall, British Land’s Sheffield shopping and leisure destination, as the centre records its twelfth consecutive month of year-on-year footfall growth.
Newbie, the Swedish lifestyle brand for children, will be opening a 900-sq ft store, one of its first to open in the UK outside of London. Lovisa, the fashionable jewellery specialist, will open a 700-sq ft shop, where it will showcase its latest fit-out concept. Meanwhile, home and body cosmetics brand, Rituals and fashion retailer, Hobbs have opened 1,000 and 2,000-sq ft stores respectively. Boots has also opened its second-ever beauty hall, its first outside of London at Meadowhall.
Ben Grose, BL’s head of retail leasing, said: “Despite tough market challenges, Meadowhall continues to draw in exciting new brands and increasing numbers of shoppers, demonstrating the strong appeal of the best retail destinations.”
British Land was advised by Smith Young and CBRE.