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Tuesday, September 05, 2023

H&M; and Monsoon sign up for Christmas 2007 opening in Derby

Westfield and Hermes, joint owners of the new 340m Westfield Derby shopping centre, have secured a further seven national retailers across 70,000 sq ft for the centre's targeted opening in Christmas 2007.

Westfield's on-site construction team has also confirmed the development is progressing extremely well and Westfield Derby remains ahead of schedule for its targeted opening in Christmas 2007.

Leading fashion retailers H&M; and Monsoon have confirmed they will open their first stores in Derby; H&M; will open a 19,437 sq ft double height store providing an extensive range of contemporary women and men's fashions trading over two levels. Monsoon, another brand new offering for the city, will open an 8,833 sq ft double height store also trading over two levels and providing men's and women's fashion, as well as collections from Monsoon Children and Monsoon Home. Also arriving in Derby for the first time are high street jeweller Beaverbrooks and mobile telecom retailer 3G, taking 1,198 sq ft and 1,158 sq ft stores respectively.

Further significant deals for the centre include New Look which will considerably increase its presence within the city by relocating from its existing store to a larger 21,239 sq ft double height unit in the development, as will Dorothy Perkins with a double height unit of 12,733 sq ft and Accessorize in a 2,011 sq ft unit.

David Slade, Leasing Director at Westfield commented: "These exciting new retailers join anchor stores Marks & Spencer and Debenhams, and major fashion names Topshop, Next, Zara and Bershka, which have all taken major units between 20,000 sq ft and 50,000 sq ft. We are delighted to see H&M;, Monsoon and Accessorize join the line up of new fashion names coming to Derby. The size of units these retailers are taking is real testament to the city's demand for a strong retail destination.

"With these deals in place nearly 80% of the space is now committed and we are well on track for a Christmas 2007 opening."

Richard Low of Hermes said: "We are delighted that all these new retailers will be opening in the development. These key lettings further strengthen the retail line-up in Westfield Derby and are another major step forward in bringing a top brand retail offer to the people of Derby and the surrounding areas."

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