Global sportswear giant Nike is set to open a Rise concept store in Manchester’s Arndale centre.

Set across two floors, the 13,418 sq ft store will fill the last space in the former Topshop unit and is due to open in 2023. 

This will be the retailer’s second Rise concept store in the UK that focuses on digital innovation and “empowers athletes to make sport a daily habit”. The sportswear giant opened its first Rise store in Westfield London in July 2022

The opening will be Nike’s first store in Manchester, joining other retailers such as Sports Direct, Hollister, Gilly Hicks and Tommy Jeans at the centre. 

In March, Sports Direct opened its newest flagship store in the Arndale set across 50,000 sq ft. 

Steve Gray, of Global Mutual, Manchester Arndale’s co-asset manager, said: “It is a testament to the popularity of Manchester Arndale that Nike has selected the centre for its first Rise store in Manchester. The city is home to two of the world’s most famous sports teams and Nike’s arrival will be a great attraction for sports lovers across Manchester and the North West.

“The letting to Nike also means that the entire space vacated by Topshop has now been filled, following the lettings to Clarks and Gilly Hicks last year. This justifies the Manchester Arndale team’s decision to split the space and create three new high-quality units in a prime location. These three arrivals to this space also demonstrate the confidence popular retail brands have in Manchester Arndale and how it continues to attract shoppers from the North West and beyond.”