Manchester Arndale’s new tenant deals total 10,000 sq ft
M&G Real Estate and Intu have completed a series of lettings at Manchester Arndale, including a 4,000 sq ft deal with burger restaurant Five Guys on a 15-year lease.
Other new occupiers include Kiko Milano, Lovisa, Nespresso, Baytree Interiors and Predator Nutrition.
Italian make-up and cosmetics brand Kiko Milano will occupy 600 sq ft on a 10-year lease, and fashion jewellery and hair accessories retailer, Lovisa, has signed to take a 600 sq ft store on a 10-year lease.
Coffee brand Nespresso will occupy a 2,000 sq ft pop-up.
Clothing retailer Superdry has refurbished its 15,000 sq ft Manchester Arndale store to bring the store in line with its outlets in Berlin and Brussels.
Other new names include two northern companies, Baytree Interiors and Predator Nutrition. Baytree is a furniture and home furnishings brand based in Harrogate, and has opened a 2,100 sq ft store, while Predator Nutrition, a bodybuilding supplements and sports nutrition retailer, has opened a 1,470 sq ft shop.
Kannika Mall, asset manager at M&G Real Estate, said: “Manchester Arndale continues to attract significant attention from national and international retailers, driving Manchester’s reputation as a leading global retail hub.
“International brands looking to expand and seeking their first store in the UK know that Manchester Arndale is a ‘must-trade’ location given its annual footfall of 40 million and the city’s growing consumer confidence.”
With the increasing demand for restaurant and café units, M&G Real Estate and Intu have recently committed £11m for the redevelopment of Halle Square, which will become Halle Place, a contemporary casual dining destination.
The retained agents at Manchester Arndale are JLL and Metis Real Estate Advisors.