Perfect match for mill complex as building is let to wedding dress seller

Dean Clough, a 22-acre converted mill complex and business/leisure destination in Halifax, has agreed a deal to let its entire 4,209 sq ft Axminster Mill building on a 10-year lease to Wed4Less Outlets.

The firm was established nearly 12 years ago with its first store in Stockport. With further stores in Burton upon Trent, Newcastle, West Bromwich, Rotherham and now Dean Clough Halifax it offers a range of new dresses for order.

Beth Sykes, manager at Wed4Less, said: “We are thrilled to open our sixth store at Dean Clough which provides the perfect setting for any majestic occasion.

“With its prominent position within Dean Clough, Axminster Mill features an elevated terrace, double height entry doors and impressive catwalk style central staircase allowing us to perfectly showcase our dresses over three floors.

“Accessibility is also fantastic, with doorstep public transport and plentiful parking on site. The initial feedback on the store opening has been absolutely brilliant.”

Jeremy Hall, chairman and managing director at Dean Clough Ltd, added: “We are so pleased to welcome Wed4Less to the Dean Clough family. It’s a perfect fit for our visitor proposition and what better building to showcase for the most special occasion.

“Dean Clough has a fantastic wedding venue in the Arches, together with a wonderful selection of shops and services for special occasions.

“These range from hair and beauty salons, aesthetic practitioner, dress designers and a jeweller, to florists, gift shops, a hotel and a great mix of hospitality venues.”

Dean Clough is currently home to around 150 businesses employing over 3,000 people.

In the last 18 months, new leases have been secured with occupiers on more than 140,000 sq ft of space at the complex, with a further 110,000 sq ft of work, office, and leisure space in discussion or under offer.

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