Arndale signs Lego for eighth UK store

Lego has chosen Manchester Arndale for its latest shop as it continues to roll out in a selection of locations around the country.

Lego will open in July in the 2,934 sq ft former Barratts store, opposite the centre's Topshop. Lego has stores in Bluewater, Brighton, Cardiff, Liverpool One, Milton Keynes, Westfield London and Westfield Stratford.

Deny Andolscheck, senior director retail expansion at Lego, said: "With the opening of the Manchester Arndale location, Lego continues the investment in its brand by opening stores in select locations throughout the UK."

In April, fashion retailer Superdry opened a 22,340 sq ft store at the centre, one of its largest outside London, on a ten-year lease.

The 1.4m sq ft shopping centre is owned jointly by Capital Shopping Centres and PRUPIM.

Ed Sellick, director of retail asset management at PRUPIM, said: "We have been taking a very proactive asset management approach to select sought-after names to occupy the very limited available space at the centre. These recent lettings are notable examples of this approach, and serve as an indication of the direction the tenant mix at Manchester Arndale is taking. They follow on from the arrivals of the likes of Hollister and Yo! Sushi last year, demonstrating the polarisation of retail locations and brand recognition of Manchester Arndale's flagship city centre status."

Tushingham Moore and CBRE are letting agents. Cushman & Wakefield acted for Lego.

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