The Trafford Centre in Manchester has announced four new signings to bolster its fashion, wellbeing and food offering.
The new brands opening include North West-based fashion retailer Forever Unique on the upper mall, luxury cosmetics brand Rituals in a 1,500-sq ft unit, both located near Selfridges.
Adding to the destination’s food offer are Manchester-born burger and shakes chain Archie’s, which is set to open a 6,500 sq ft unit in the upper-level of The Orient, and the launch of US-based Slim Chickens, which has agreed a lease on a 3,500 sq ft space in The Great Hall for its first restaurant in the north of the UK.
Nick Williams, senior director at CBRE, The Trafford Centre asset manager, said: “As one of the UK’s most popular retail and leisure destinations, The Trafford Centre continues to enhance the vibrant mix of brands available to its visitors to reflect consumer trends and create opportunities for emerging brands to reach a wider audience. We are absolutely delighted to welcome these new brands and look forward to our visitors enjoying their unique offerings.”
“Across the retail and F&B categories, we’ve seen some exciting additions to the Centre’s brand line up this year from both regional and internationally recognised brands. These signings demonstrate confidence in the long term outlook for The Trafford Centre as we look forward to 2021 and beyond.”
Cushman and Wakefield advised The Trafford Centre on retail leasing and Metis Real Estate Advisors on Food, Beverage and leisure leasing.