River Island expands at East Kilbride Centre

22 February 2017

On behalf of Orion Investment Managers, Savills has agreed a new letting and re-gear with River Island Clothing Company Ltd at East Kilbride Shopping Centre to support an expansion by the retailer in the centre.

The deal will see River Island occupy a 8,500 sq ft (790 sq m) store from March 2017, which will include the brand’s children’s clothing range.

Estelle Forrester, director in the retail team at Savills Scotland, comments: “East Kilbride Shopping Centre continues to go from strength to strength with ongoing investment and a number of new retail and leisure operators. River Island’s decision to grow its presence in the centre reflects this.”

According to the latest figures, footfall at East Kilbride Shopping Centre was up by 6.1% in December 2016 compared to the previous year,well ahead of Scotland and UK retail industry averages, which both saw footfall decrease.  

Savills says the surge in numbers at Scotland’s largest undercover shopping centre comes on the back of the opening of the centre’s new, 80,000 sq ft family focused leisure destination in November 2016. The Hub, EK comprises restaurants including Nando's, Handmade Burger, Filling Station, Pizza Express and Costa Coffee, a new Hi-Ride aerial adventure course with climbing wall and soft play, a refurbished ice rink and ODEON Cinema.

Savills and EY are joint leasing agents on East Kilbride Shopping Centre.


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