Frasers Group to create 200 jobs with new Leicester megastore

Fosse Park

Frasers Group is set to open a megastore at Leicester’s Fosse Park in a move that will create 200 jobs.

The Mike Ashley-owned firm will occupy a 90,000 sq ft unit that will be split between its upmarket Flannels brand and Sports Direct.

The Sports Direct floorplate will also include other Ashley-owned brands, including USC, Evans Cycles and Game.

The new store will open in 2021 and will cost over £15m to create.

Frasers Group head of elevation Michael Murray said: “I’m proud to be in a position to bring positive news in what has been a tough six months for retail.

“This announcement shows our commitment and confidence in our elevation strategy. Now more than ever, we must continue to push boundaries and innovate to stay relevant.”