The Metrocentre has been among the deals this year. Credit: via Aver

Footasylum upsizes at Metrocentre

The streetwear retailer will increase its presence by 25% at the Gateshead shopping complex, taking a 12,375 sq ft unit on the Lower Red Mall.

Operator Sovereign Centros from CBRE said the relocation means Footasylum will continue to form an important element of the Lower Red Mall, alongside other fashion brands such as Flannels, Zara, and River Island.

Other deals within the Red Mall have seen Sunglasses Hut expand from a kiosk to a full unit, while menswear brand Jack &  Jones has also recently relocated into a 1,733 sq ft store on Upper Red Mall.

Ben Cox, director at Sovereign Centros from CBRE, said: “Last year 17 of our tenants upsized or invested in existing stores, and this year we already have EE, Primark, Clarks, Victoria’s Secret and now Footasylum and Jack & Jones on that list.

“Recent leasing activity shines a light on how Metrocentre continues to be a location that is highly sought after, with major brands choosing to invest here. Footasylum is the latest in a long line of household name brands to commit to a new flagship store at Metrocentre, joining some exciting new entrants to Red Mall.”

The deal follows Go Outdoors taking over the 20,200 sq ft former Wilko space at the centre.

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