Next, one of Britain’s most popular fashion retailers, will upsize and re-locate from its existing 29,000 sq ft store at the centre, taking nearly double the floor space to create a new two-floor flagship site. The new branch will take over the former BHS unit, and is due to open in June 2017.
South Leeds life understands that the new store will include children’s and homeware departments which are not available in their current White Rose store. The reconfigured store will feature more external glazing with a double height external frontage.
Next is just one of the many exciting updates and additions to the shopping centre, alongside the new leisure extension planned for completion in autumn, which will include an 11-screen Cineworld IMAX cinema and six new restaurants, including Wagamama, TGI Fridays, Pizza Hut and Chiquito.
Steven Foster, General Manager at White Rose Shopping Centre, said: “The multi-million pound Next expansion will offer visitors an exciting shopping experience and strengthen the already impressive line-up we have here at White Rose.
“We have so many exciting additions planned this year and the shopping centre is constantly evolving. This fantastic news, along with our leisure extension, is proof that we’re making ongoing investments into improving our customer experience.”