JD Sports chooses Trafford Centre for biggest global store
JD Sports has chosen Manchester’s Trafford Centre for the opening of its biggest store to date in its global portfolio.
The 42,412 square foot flagship will be a relocation within the centre for JD and will be housed on the lower level of a former TopShop unit.
James Air, head of group acquisitions at JD, said: “We are delighted to be relocating within the Trafford Centre to deliver a unique flagship. This will be the largest JD store ever from over 3,400 stores globally. The new store will feature a bespoke take on our latest cutting edge concept and will bring more of the very best brands to our loyal customer base in the North West.”
The news follows the announcement that Next has signed a new 10-year lease with Trafford Centre to significantly upsize its presence at the scheme by bringing its fashion, beauty and home offering together in a single 65,000 square foot store..
Marcus Briggs, retail director at Pradera Lateral, said: “This new JD flagship store represents a significant step in enhancing the Trafford Centre offering and we’re delighted to be announcing the news so soon after that of Next’s upsize.
“It’s a big year for the centre, with more exciting signings to come and significant investment in our dedicated outdoor events programme. We are proud to be building a centre that can truly live up to its strapline as an opportunity to ‘escape the ordinary’.”
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