NewRiver and the London Borough of Bexley have secured Morleys as the new department store anchor at the Broadway shopping centre, Bexleyheath.
Morleys will take a 50,000-sq ft two-storey store for its ninth branch, swiftly occupying the former BHS, which closed in August 2016.
Alongside its headquarters in Brixton, Morleys has department stores in Wimbledon, Ilford, Holloway, Tooting, Upminster, Newbury and Enfield.
The Broadway shopping centre is anchored by M&S, H&M, New Look, TK Maxx, Boots and Sainsbury’s. NewRiver REIT, the long leaseholder of the shopping centre and retail park, worked closely with the London Borough of Bexley, the freeholder, to secure this new retail offer for the town. The new Morleys store is expected to open in April 2017 following fit-out.
NewRiver director Nick Sewell said: “We acquired Broadway shopping centre and Broadway Square in April 2016 and have worked closely with the council to secure a desirable new anchor store to replace the former BHS store.
“We are delighted to be introducing Morleys department store who will bring an excellent, aspirational and high-quality retail offer for the centre and town centre, further enhancing the retail mix for our shoppers..”