Lakeland continues UK expansion
Kitchenware retailer Lakeland is continuing to expand as it makes plans to open a new store at thecentre:mk in Milton Keynes.
Ben Tolhurst, asset manager, Hermes Real Estate Investment Management, said: "We are extremely pleased to be welcoming Lakeland to thecentre:mk, it is great to see new brands taking space in the centre and this announcement marks a further chapter in our development plans."
The 6,060 sq ft store, which is due to open in time for Easter, takes Lakeland’s total number of stores to 61 with further new shops planned for 2013. New stores already committed include Wimbledon, Edinburgh and Stirling.
Lakeland has also retained Harmer Ray Hoffbrand to identify additional locations for new stores in the UK. The retailer is targeting regional city centre locations including Manchester, Leeds and Bristol as well as stores in affluent London suburbs.
Lakeland recently announced an expansion of its distribution warehouse in Kendal to serve the ongoing Middle East, European and UK expansion.
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