Property News - Centrale unlocks doors to its mall and car park

The second phase of St Martins' 800,000 sq ft (74,320 sq m) Centrale shopping centre in Croydon opened last week 90 per cent let, giving access to the doors in the main malls and the 1,000 space multi-storey car park.

Latest signings include Whittard of Chelsea, Panasonic and hair salon operator Rush, joining anchor tenants Zara, Mango, Nike, Elle, Next, Virgin Ware, The Pier and Build-A-Bear Workshop.

The final phase of the£100 million centre will be the opening of a 168,000 sq ft (15,605 sq m) House of Fraser store in September and a restaurant area early next year. The House of Fraser store will include a World of Food food hall, which was successfully trialled in Birmingham last year.

Development director Lindsey Robinson said: 'The opening of the main malls and the car park is a crucial milestone in the progressive opening of Centrale. We are delighted with the calibre of retailers that Centrale has attracted.'

Brian Cradick represented Panasonic, and Peter Hanson acted for Whittard of Chelsea. Dalgleish and Cushman & Wakefield Healey & Baker are the letting agents.