Next has signed for an anchor store in the planned Trinity Leeds development, where it will open one of its largest shops.
The 51,000 sq ft store is part of the 1 million sq ft scheme in the city’s centre being planned by Land Securities.
It was postponed in April last year due to the weakness of the leasing market but last month the property developer said that it was making progress towards the “pre-let threshold” it needs to reach before committing to starting the development.
Next group property director Andrew Varley said the store “will feature the latest lines and concepts in a fantastic trading location”.
The store will be Next’s seventh largest in the country and Varley said that it would be one of Next’s “very best in the UK”, featuring its full ranges in homewares as well as in fashion.
H&M is the other main tenant announced so far for Trinity Leeds, which is designed to transform the area around Briggate, Commercial Street, Albion Street and Boar Lane and will also completely remodel the existing Leeds Shopping Plaza. Altogether there will be about 120 retail units and an Everyman cinema.
Letting agents are Central Retail, Cushman & Wakefield and Jones Lang LaSalle.