Manchester Arndale almost fully let following two latest retailer deals

Manchester Arndale

Two new tenants have signed up for Manchester Arndale, taking more than 3,500 sq ft of space between them.

Bubble CiTea and MINISO are taking 683 sq ft and 2,903 sq ft units, on five and 10-year leases respectively.

Fast growing UK brand Bubble CiTea will bring its unique flavours and the traditional core values of Taiwanese bubble tea culture to its first Manchester location.

Flavours include Mango Fruit Tea with Rainbow Bubbles and Taro Milk Tea with Crystal Bubbles.

Meanwhile, family lifestyle and design-led product retailer, MINISO, which opens on November 25, will offer a full range of innovative and high quality products including toys, gadgets, stationery, accessories, homeware, fitness, and beauty.

The new store will be the retailer’s first in the city.

These latest arrivals follow the recent news that Gilly Hicks and Clarks will be moving into the former Topshop unit and comes off the back of a flurry of other retail lettings to, Tommy Hilfiger, Canada Goose, Kick Game, Dr Martens, and Kurt Geiger.

Meanwhile, existing retailers such as Hollister and Swarovski have recently renewed their leases. The centre’s food and drink offering has also been bolstered by the recent arrivals of Creams, Slim Chickens, Kokoro, Jamaica Blue, Tim Hortons and Pizza Luxe, with Nando’s also renewing its lease.

Colin Flinn, spokesperson for Manchester Arndale, said: “It’s great to see the centre continually attracting both fantastic home-grown brands like Bubble CiTea and big name international retailers such as MINISO.

“With Manchester Arndale now almost fully let, it will continue to attract millions of visitors from across the North West and beyond, with its dynamic and constantly improving line up of exciting retail, F&B and leisure offers.”

Saad Usman, COO at MINISO UK, said: “We believe that the opening of this store, our first in the North West, is the perfect place for us to continue our expansion in the UK.

“At MINISO UK, we’re committed to getting the retail industry back on its feet, demonstrated not only by the investment into our fantastic new store, but also the creation of 10-15 new jobs in the local market.”

Metis Real Estate and Time Retail Partners are Manchester Arndale’s retained letting agents.