Trio of fashion brands sign for Solihull’s Touchwood

10th July 2023 | Jack Oliver

Solihull’s Touchwood Shopping Centre has expanded its fashion offering with the signing of three retailers.

Levi’s will be bringing its jeans collection to a 2,350 sq ft unit, while shoes and accessories brand Dune has signed for a 3,200 sq ft store, with both retailers taking on five-year leases. Womenswear label Mint Velvet will also be joining the scheme, opening a 3,544 sq ft store on a ten-year lease.

The new arrivals are in line with the combined strategy of Touchwood owner The Ardent Companies UK alongside asset manager Sovereign Centros to attract premium brands to the scheme. They will join existing retailer’s at the shopping centre including John Lewis, Mango, Tag Heuer, Polestar electric cars, Apple, Miele appliances, Zara, Rituals and H&M.

Since acquiring the asset in July 2021, Ardent says it has completed 185,000 sq ft of new lettings and lease renewals and driven the occupancy rate to over 96%.

Simon Phipps, asset manager at Sovereign Centros, said: “The arrival of these major brands underlines just how much of a fashion destination Touchwood has become, and reflects the success of the leasing strategy we have put in place. All three are fantastic additions to Touchwood, and it is this focus on giving visitors the best choice of retailers that is driving the strong trading and footfall that the scheme continues to enjoy.”

Ardent UK and Sovereign Centros were advised by Cushman & Wakefield and Knight Frank.


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