JD Sports takes over 8,000sq ft at Whitefriars, Canterbury


H Real Estate has announced that JD Sports is the latest retailer to sign up at Whitefriars Shopping Centre, Canterbury, taking a total of 8,195sq ft.

The leading leisure and sports fashion retailer has taken units nine and ten at the scheme on a ten-year lease. The store is due to open at the end of the summer, following fit out which will combine the units and bring JD Sport’s unique design to the centre. It will sit alongside popular high street stores Next and Tiger.

Thomas Seton, portfolio manager, TH Real Estate said: “This letting with JD Sports is testament to our ongoing commitment to introduce popular brands to the centre, all of which aim to diversify the tenant mix whilst attracting a range of customers to Whitefriars.”

James Air, group acquisitions manager, JD Sports Fashion: “JD are pleased to be relocating into larger premises within Canterbury to allow our loyal customers to benefit from a significantly improved product offer. Customers will love the look and feel of our premium new concept fit out.”

Spanning 600,000sq ft, Whitefriars Shopping Centre is a dominant regional retail destination in Canterbury, which fully integrates with the City Centre. The centre is owned by Canterbury City Council and managed by TH Real Estate.

Lunson Mitchenall and MMX Retail are the joint leasing agents for Whitefriars Canterbury. Stalder and Co acted for JD Sports.