Sweaty Betty to open at Cribbs Mall

25th March 2024 | Jack Oliver

Women’s activewear brand Sweaty Betty is set to open a new 1,714 sq ft store on the upper level of Cribbs Mall, near Bristol.

The store will be the latest of the retailer’s new concept stores, featuring dedicated destinations for leggings and sports bras, complete with newly-designed fitting rooms.

Sweaty Betty’s arrival follows a strong 2023 for Cribbs Mall, which completed over 110,000 sq ft of leasing activity, bringing the occupancy rate to nearly 100%. This included new lettings to Victoria’s Secret, Mango, Charles Tyrwhitt, and Greggs over the past 12 months. Meanwhile, 28 retailers also renewed their leases, including Boots, Waterstones, and Fat Face. The presence of these brands helped footfall at Cribbs Mall increase by 8% during 2023.

Earlier this year, the scheme also welcomed Phase Eight for a new expanded 4,146 sq ft store, adding to its range of fashion brands.

M&G Real Estate and Pradera Lateral are the joint asset managers for Cribbs Mall, with Time Retail Partners and Cushman & Wakefield retained letting agents.

Scott Linard, portfolio director at M&G Real Estate, said: “We are delighted that Sweaty Betty has selected Cribbs Mall as its latest location in the South West and we expect their arrival to be very popular amongst the centre’s shoppers. As the centre approaches full occupancy, it has been great to welcome several big name brands over the past 12 months as we continue to add to the diverse retail offering to ensure there is something for everyone at Cribbs Mall. We are in talks with several brands interested in taking the last couple of available units at Cribbs Mall, so we hope to announce more new arrivals soon.”

James Osbaldeston, asset manager at Pradera Lateral, added: “It is great to welcome Sweaty Betty as the latest big name brand to join the line up at Cribbs Mall. Their new concept store will sit perfectly alongside our other major fashion brands as we ensure we provide plenty of choice for Cribbs shoppers and continue to be the West Country’s premier retail destination.”


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