Five retailers heading to Victoria shopping centre Leeds

29th June 2023 | Jack Oliver

Victoria Shopping Centre in Leeds is set to welcome five retailers in the coming months, with one current tenant also upsizing its store.

Leases have been agreed with Phase Eight, Whistles, The Whisky Shop, Jimmy Fairly, and Townhouse Nails.

Fashion retailer Phase Eight will open a store in its flagship design, modelled on its Westfield White City location. it will sit next to dress retailer Whistles, which will be returning to Leeds in a standalone store. Both stores will be opening towards the end of June in Victoria Gate.

Also on Victoria Gate, Townhouse Nails will be opening one of its first standalone branches in the North of England, and optician Jimmy Fairly will be opening in Victoria Quarter.

The Whisky Shop is set to open in County Arcade, while Footwear retailer Size? has upsized its unit.

The Leeds scheme is managed by Rivington Hark, with its properties managed by Montagu Evans.

Robert Hadfield, director at Rivington Hark, said: “For us, retail is no longer just about real estate, and the days of relying on cookie-cutter shopping centre concepts for success are long gone. We are constantly seeking new ways of curating compelling experiences for both our brands and customers, which means traditional leasing activity has become somewhat of a by-product.

“Our focus is on delivering exciting mixed-uses that vary constantly to maintain the feeling of moment and wonder. All our new lettings alongside our existing tenants expanding their spaces, have ensured Victoria Leeds has significantly more entrants compared to one year ago.”


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