If you love shopping then you need to know about the exciting changes taking place at intu Lakeside, Essex.
Work is well underway on a £72 million, 175,000 sq ft development for incoming leisure brands like Nickelodeon, Hollywood Bowl and new mini-golf operator Puttshack, which will open at intu Lakeside early next year. However, there’s also changes to some big retailers, meaning even more shopping opportunities!
Due to the success of a recent pop up store at intu Lakeside, Jo Malone will be taking a prime permanent space in the shopping mall. Located near brands such as Hugo Boss and Mac, the high end fragrance retailer will open in May 2018.
Fans of high street brands Zara and River Island are in for a treat as both stores have confirmed it will be investing in flagship stores. Major expansion plans are underway as as owner intu moves forward its multi-million-pound transformation of the centre.
River Island is doubling its current footprint and Zara is taking three times more space to create two new flagship stores. At 21,000 sq ft and 35,000 sq ft respectively, the shops will be among the largest in River Island’s and Zara’s portfolios.
They follow in the footsteps of retailers H&M, which doubled the size of its store to 36,000 sq ft and Next, which opened an expanded 70,000 sq ft store in Spring 2017.
In total, intu Lakeside’s occupiers spent £13 million on new stores, refits and refurbishments last year.