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Marks & Spencer to relocate to upsized store at White Rose Leeds

Marks & Spencer is to relocate into a new anchor store within White Rose Leeds following Landsec’s proposals to transform a former Debenhams unit. The new… View Article

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Marks & Spencer to relocate to upsized store at White Rose Leeds

Marks & Spencer is to relocate into a new anchor store within White Rose Leeds following Landsec’s proposals to transform a former Debenhams unit.

The new bespoke space includes nearly 80,000 square feet of trading area and represents a significant upsize for M&S at the destination. It will feature a 15,000 square foot M&S Foodhall as well as womenswear, lingerie, beauty, childrenswear, menswear and home departments. There will also be an M&S Café.

Paula Varley, regional manager for M&S, said: “We’re really excited to announce our plans to move to a brand-new, larger M&S full line store in White Rose. All colleagues in our existing store will move to work in the new store and we’re also delighted to be creating new roles on top of this. This investment in Leeds and the wider local area is part of the reshaping of our store estate to make sure it’s fit for the future, meeting the needs of customers today – and those of tomorrow.”

Landsec is investing significant capital into the unit and has secured planning for a modernisation of the main front elevation to create a new full-height glazed frontage and car park entrance including new electric vehicle charge points and an enhanced public realm. Works are set to commence in October 2021 with completion due in 2023.

Pablo Sueiras, senior portfolio director at Landsec, said: “We are shaping White Rose Leeds in a way that truly meets all the needs of our community, combining fashion, dining, leisure, and convenience. We have seen over the last year just how important the offer of brands like M&S has been, and we are delighted to have secured this upsize with them. Landsec has invested significantly to create this bespoke unit for M&S, which is undoubtedly the best way to transform this space to improve the White Rose offer for our guests.”

 

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