Capital & Regional has today announced that the UK’s largest independent toy retailer The Entertainer and menswear brand Jack&Jones have both agreed terms at The Mall Blackburn, as the specialist shopping centre REIT further enhances the centre’s retail mix and the town centre’s offering.
The Entertainer has agreed terms for a 4,000 sq ft unit formerly occupied by HMV on King William Street, The Entertainer, which was established in 1981, is the leading independent toy retailer in the UK and has more than 100 stores nationwide.
The Mall Blackburn is also welcoming clothing brand Jack & Jones to the centre agreeing terms to occupy a 1,650 sq ft, ground floor unit.
These deals are the latest addition to the centre as Capital & Regional continues its £3 million refurbishment of the north west corner of The Mall Blackburn which includes a new 15,700 sq ft Pure Gym facility due to open in February 2016.
Works are now ongoing for a new bus station on Ainsworth Street which will be located outside the centre and being delivered by Blackburn-with-Darwen Council.
Andrew Haughey, retail development director at Capital & Regional, said: “It’s been a busy few months at The Mall Blackburn and we are constantly working hard to further enhance the shopping experience for our customers, and improve and diversify the retail offer.”
The Mall Blackburn, which comprises 600,000 sq ft of retail space, is located in the heart of Blackburn and has an immediate population catchment of 460,000. The centre, acquired by Capital and Regional in 2004, is well let to over 100 occupiers, including Primark, Debenhams, BHS and Next.