Sketchers to open at The Junction in Northern Ireland

Lotus Property owned shopping and leisure park, The Junction in Northern Ireland has announced that Skechers is set to open its doors at the scheme later this year.

Representing a total investment of £410,000, the new 3,000 sq ft unit will be the first Skechers store in Ireland to offer shoppers a full apparel range and large selection of children’s footwear, alongside its lifestyle and performance footwear.

Commenting on the latest leasing news, Craig Stewart, senior asset manager of Lotus Property, owners of The Junction, said: “It’s been a very exciting and positive few months at the scheme since the announcement of Dobbies’ £10 million investment plans, and we’re delighted to announce the arrival of Skechers, which will be a very welcome addition to The Junction, growing our retail offering even further.

“The retail industry has been one of the worst affected sectors since the COVID-19 pandemic, but both the Skechers announcement and existing tenancy renewals signal a positive step forward and we’re looking forward to sharing further exciting updates regarding The Junction’s redevelopment with both retailers and customers in the coming months.”

Managing director of Skechers Ireland, Paul Gallagher, spoke about the brand’s plan to open at The Junction: “We are delighted to open a new store at The Junction as we continue moving confidently forward with our long-term investment plans in Northern Ireland.

“Our recruitment process has already commenced and we’re proud to be bringing new employment opportunities to the local community.”

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