RDI creates new store for H&M to expand its presence at St. George’s shopping centre, Harrow

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RDI, the income-focused UK REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust), announces that it has signed a 10 year lease with H&M for a new 9,500sq ft unit at St. George’s shopping centre in Harrow, north west London.

H&M’s new adult clothing store will see the international retailer expanding its presence at St. George’s, where it already operates a children’s store from a separate, c. 7,700 sq ft unit to which it has just recommitted for a further 10 years. Preparation works for H&M’s new store are already underway and is scheduled to be ready to welcome customers by late summer 2021. 

H&M’s extended commitment to St. George’s follows a recent lease regear with Vue Cinemas, a key anchor tenant at the centre that has recently refurbished its 12 screen venue and agreed to a new 20 year term commencing at the beginning of this year. Both occupiers serve to strengthen the offering at St. George’s, which is now let to a diverse mix of retail, dining and leisure occupiers.

Adrian Horsburgh, property director at RDI, commented: “That H&M have chosen to increase their presence at the scheme in what is a very challenging retail environment is an endorsement of the offer we have created at St George’s. It is particularly pleasing that both H&M and Vue have committed to the centre and this success is a credit to our asset management team who have worked tirelessly to eliminate voids across the portfolio and ensure high footfall levels can continue to be enjoyed at our assets.”