Croydon's Centrale secures big-name lets

St. Martins Property Group has completed a raft of lettings at its 800,000 sq ft (76,500 sq m) Centrale shopping centre in Croydon, ahead of the opening of the House of Fraser anchor store next week.

Significantly, Uniqlo has chosen the scheme for one of its first UK openings since it restructured its UK operations a year ago.

Uniqlo has exchanged contracts on a 6,000 sq ft (560 sq m) store at the mall.

Other lettings include Timberland in 1,235 sq ft (115 sq m), Pineapple in 1,135 sq ft (105 sq m) and Carphone Warehouse in 1,735 sq ft (160 sq m).

Kiosks have been let to Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Centrale newsagents and Dr China.

The lettings mean Centrale is now 94 per cent let in terms of available floorspace.

House of Fraser is opening its 160,000 sq ft (15,000 sq m) department store on Thursday, and H&M is in the process of fitting out its 16,000 sq ft (1,500 sq m) shop in preparation for a mid-October opening.

Joint letting agents for Centrale are Dalgleish and Cushman & Wakefield Healey & Baker.

Uniqlo was represented by Michael Peddar; Carphone Warehouse by Briant Champion Long; Timberland by JBS Retail Consultants; Auntie Anne's Pretzels by Kitchen La Frenais Morgan; and Centrale News by Louis Stalder and Co.