A shopping centre in one of Birmingham’s suburbs is now fully let after a trio of new tenants were signed up.
The lettings have been agreed at Northfield shopping centre by Cushman & Wakefield, joint agent for the development with Edgbaston-based Wright Silverwood.
The three tenants are e Cosway, a subsidiary of Malaysian conglomerate Cosway; independent cafÈ chain Central CafÈ; and home furnishings and appliances company Perfect Home.
E Cosway, which only launched its UK activities in March this year, has taken a 1,700 sq ft unit, its second in Birmingham. The other is in New Street, in the city centre. E Cosway focuses on cosmetics and clothing at its 12 UK stores, another of which is at the Merry Hill Centre, in the Black Country. A similar sized unit has been taken by Central CafÈ, and is the company’s sixth shop since it began trading five years ago.
Central CafÈ tends to locate its outlets in smaller shopping centres, and has other units in Bedford, Kettering and Warrington.
Coleshill-based Perfect Home has taken two units at the shopping centre, totalling 2,500 sq ft. Founded in 2006, Perfect Home sells products and services on the basis of no deposit, weekly or monthly payments.
The company, whose slogan is ‘the affordable way to buy things for the home’, employs more than 400 staff and has 45 UK stores.
Northfield shopping centre was built in 1967, as the Grosvenor Centre, and is located at the heart of the village on Bristol Road South. It is one of very few purpose built shopping centres in south Birmingham, and as such has a wide catchment area, including neighbouring Weoley Castle, Bournville, Kings Norton and Longbridge.
Key tenants at the 165,000 sq ft development include Iceland, Dorothy Perkins, Wilkinson and WH Smith.
Rob Alston, retail partner at Cushman & Wakefield, said: “Northfield shopping centre is a very busy day-to-day shopping centre that meets the needs of the local community.
“The three recent lettings that we have concluded now effectively means that the centre is fully occupied which is an excellent achievement in the current economic climate.”
Northfield shopping centre is owned by London-based PropInvest.