Timberland, FatFace and ECCO sign new leases at intu Bromley, while Watford redevelopment continues apace

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The fashion, outdoor clothing and footwear choices at intu Bromley are being boosted with a string of new leases. Located in the heart of London’s third largest shopping destination, the prime shopping centre has an impressive 90% of customers within the ABC1 socio-economic group, drawn from across South London and Kent.

Meanwhile, the transformation of intu Watford is moving forward with several top names signing new leases including Jack & Jones, Tiger and Timberland. At the same time, the demolition has begun of Charter Place, marking the start of work on-site to create the much-anticipated extension to the existing prime shopping centre.

The new stores in Bromley are claimed to be all renowned for their quality products making them perfect for intu Bromley’s affluent customer base. The choice available at the centre now includes Timberland’s range of outerwear and boots, lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer FatFace, and footwear and accessories company ECCO.

Rebecca Ryman, regional director of intu, said: “We’ve recently completed a full mall refreshment at intu Bromley providing a contemporary backdrop for the top brands at the centre. We’ve also started work onsite on a new restaurant extension that will be opening in spring 2016, encouraging customers to visit more often and stay for longer, helping our retailers to flourish.”

intu Bromley, with 463,000sq ft of retail, catering and leisure space, has an annual footfall of 18m. The centre is anchored by Debenhams and Marks & Spencer, and features H&M, MAC, Zara, Jo Malone, Massimo Dutti, Carluccio’s and YO! Sushi.

The new 2,000sq ft Timberland store, on a 10-year lease, is located close to Hotel Chocolat, Apple and River Island. FatFace has taken 1,800sq ft on a 10-year lease near White Company and Hobbs. ECCO Shoes has taken a 1,500sq ft store on a 10-year lease near to SuperDry and Reebok.

Adding to the experiences at intu Bromley, work has started onsite on the Queens Garden Restaurant Terrace with five casual dining restaurants, which will be open throughout the day and will extend the evening offer.