Boost for Arndale with new fashion retailer and clutch of lease renewals

Pure Fashion Arndale site

Fashion retailer, Pure Fashion, has committed to 3,709 sq ft of retail space at Manchester Arndale, on a five-year lease.

Its styles range from knits for winter to lighter summer options.

The store will be Pure Fashion’s third UK outlet and will also offer a wide range of other accessories including pashminas, hats and gloves when it opens this August.

The arrival of Pure Fashion coincides with the news that Nandos and House of CB have renewed their leases at Manchester Arndale.

Popular restaurant chain Nandos has signed a five-year lease for its 5,037 sq ft unit, while womenswear brand House of CB has extended its lease on its 1,436 sq ft store for a further three-years.

Meanwhile, fashion footwear specialist, Office, has also agreed a five-year lease re-gear for its 3,121 sq ft store.

Last month Manchester Arndale announced it had reached 95% retail occupancy following the arrival of dessert chain Creams Cafe. Over the past 12 months the centre has welcomed fashion operators such as, Tommy Hilfiger and Kick Game, as well as fast growing F&B outlets like Slim Chickens, Tim Hortons, Pizza Luxe and Kokoro, while adding to its experiential offering through the opening of Urban Playground.

Scott Linard, portfolio director at M&G Real Estate, said: “We are continuing to ensure Manchester Arndale provides a diverse tenant mix to maintain its place as the leading retail destination in North West.

“We are, therefore, delighted to be expanding our fashion accessories offering with the arrival of Pure Fashion. We are equally pleased that Nandos, House of CB and Office have committed their futures to the centre by agreeing new leases.

“Pure Fashion’s arrival, Office’s re-gear and the lease renewals from Nandos and House of CB allows us to consolidate our exciting mix of F&B outlets, leisure operators, and fashion brands.”

Steve Moore Pure Fashion’s retail director, said: “We are excited to enter the scheme at such an important time for retail. We consider this scheme the number one in the city. We offer carefully selected product and a high level of service. The centre and landlords’ staff have been fabulous in enabling this.”