Pret and Subway amongst operators flocking to shopping centre

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Foodservice operators including Pret A Manger, Subway and Barburrito have formed part of more than 21,000 sq ft of new lettings and upsizes in the last three months at Meadowhall Centre in Yorkshire.

British Land, joint owner of Meadowhall, secured the lettings and upsizes. The news comes as the first phase of Meadowhall’s £60m refurbishment nears completion.

Pret A Manger is launching a new 2,300 sq ft café, its first at Meadowhall, and Coffika, a new coffee concept, will be making its UK debut with a 900 sq ft café on the Arcade.

Completing a trio of additions on Park Lane is Nespresso, the market leader in premium portioned coffee, with a kiosk that opens later this month. The kiosk is the brand’s first in the region and stocks the full range of Nespresso products

Completing the additions is a hat-trick of openings in the Oasis Dining Quarter, with Barburrito, Wrapchic and Subway all making Meadowhall debuts. In addition, Australian tea specialist, T2, independent modern gourmet confectioner, Treat Kitchen, and candy store, Gobstoppers, have recently opened at the centre.

Commenting on the recent signings and brand successes, Richard Crowther, asset manager for British Land, said: “As we continue to increase Meadowhall’s choice and variety, the mass of new signings is testament to our status as the number one shopping destination in the region. Securing brands for their regional debuts further strengthens our offering, whilst Meadowhall’s strong performance is also reflected by a growing trend amongst existing retailers to upsize.

“Combined, the new and improved retailers and catering brands make Meadowhall even more appealing to visitors from across the region,” he concluded.

Francisco Nogueira, Nespresso UK & Ireland managing director, commented: “Our consumers are telling us they want great accessibility to Nespresso boutiques so we’re thrilled to be expanding our retail offering and opening in Meadowhall. Over the past few years we have seen fantastic growth across the UK and we receive almost daily requests for more boutiques to open in the north of England.”

Conducted in a series of phases, Meadowhall’s transformation will be completed by the end of 2017.

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