Edinburgh St James fashions a strong start to 2020 with 15 new signings
Edinburgh St James has announced the signing of 12 retailers and three F&B brands as the countdown begins to the launch of phase one of the £1bn mixed-use development this October. The 15 brands total almost 66,000 sq ft and comprise H&M, Mango, & Other Stories, Russell & Bromley, Miele Experience Centre, JD Sports, Goldsmiths, Breitling, Omega, Pandora, Hotel Chocolat, Sunglass Hut, Five Guys, @pizza and Yo! To Go. All 15 will open in the first phase of Edinburgh St James.
The three F&B brands will be situated in Edinburgh St James’ grab and go destination on level one, Leith Street Eats. The F&B announcement also follows recent news that cocktail bar and restaurant, The Alchemist, is to make its Scottish debut on level four of Edinburgh St James.
Chris Pyne, Leasing Director at Edinburgh St James, commented: “These latest 15 signings underline our vision for Edinburgh St James which is to bring greater choice to both the residents of and visitors to Edinburgh. Our vision is to secure brands new to the city and Scotland, and significantly larger stores showcasing the most comprehensive product ranges available, within the very best of retail design and innovation.”
Andrew Bromley, Russell & Bromley CEO, added: “Edinburgh St James represents the future of retail in Edinburgh, combining a unique blend of experiences with the character and appeal of one of the leading cities in Europe. We are delighted to have secured this space for a new Russell & Bromley store in Scotland in this exciting and highly relevant development.”
The new brands join Zara, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius, Next, Boots, O2, Superdrug, Three, The Perfume Shop and Halifax Bank of Scotland. In addition, John Lewis is undertaking refurbishment of its existing Leith Street store, in readiness to launch as an Edinburgh St James anchor at the October opening.
P-THREE, CWM and Culverwell are the retail leasing agents for Edinburgh St James. Culverwell and Bruce Gillingham Pollard are the leisure letting agents.