The Springs out of town retail and leisure centre has announced two new retailers and strong performance figures for its existing tenants.
Landlord Thorpe Park Developments Ltd (TPDL) has agreed a deal with skin aesthetics specialist Élan Laser Clinics which has chosen The Springs for its first venture in the UK, with clinics already operational in Australia.
The flagship clinic will house five treatment rooms and a specialist training facility for UK employees. Elan plans to open 10 clinics in the UK over the next 12 months with premises already targeted in Cheshire, Liverpool and London.
Anna McCartney, Group CEO for Élan Laser Clinics, said: “We are excited to bring the Élan Laser Clinics experience to the UK. We aim to be the first-choice beauty destination dedicated to delivering a premium personalised experience and The Springs provides the perfect environment for our flagship location for treatments and training.”
TPDL has also agreed a letting to home fragrance store, Betty Loves Candles within the pod units in the centre of The Springs.
The independent retailer, which stocks a range of quality candles, diffusers and gifts, is branching out from its existing premises at Trinity Walk in Wakefield.
Adam Varley, director at Scarborough Group International, which is responsible for the development and asset management of The Springs and Thorpe Park Leeds, in partnership with Legal & General Capital, said: “In stark contrast the high street or other covered shopping centres, The Springs has performed exceptionally well throughout the pandemic, thanks to its accessibility, ample free parking and wide open spaces, all of which makes for a pleasant shopping experience.
“Its unique location in the centre of a well-established business park gives it an added edge over other competing out of town retail destinations and is one of the reasons why national and independent retailers are keen to use it as a test bed for new concept stores or flagship premises, as is the case with Élan, Vitruvian Dental Studio and The Range.”