Gateshead Metrocentre celebrates successful reopening from global fashion brand

International fashion brand Zara has returned to the North East after a major refurbishment and upsize to their Metrocentre store.

Since opening on 28 September shoppers have flocked to the centre to check-out the brand-new Red Mall store, which has more than doubled in size. The ‘impressive’ 42,000 square foot unit features an expanded product offering across all departments and features the latest technology innovations via its fitting rooms and self-service tills.

Ben Cox of Sovereign Centros, Senior Asset Manager for Metrocentre, commented: “As the only Zara store in the region it has been amazing to see the reaction from our shoppers for the return of this much-loved brand.

“To be the location of choice within the North East for another retail giant further reinforces Metrocentre’s position as the dominant trading location in the North East.

“The Zara opening comes at an exciting time for the centre and marks the first in a series of new additions with Treetop Golf opening next week and Flannels, Sports Direct, Everlast Gym and Flying Tiger set to open in November.”

The large-scale upsize is part of Sovereign Centros’ strategy to bring the biggest and best flagship stores to Metrocentre. Zara’s new store adds to the centre’s already impressive portfolio of occupier giants such as Flannels, JD Sports, H&M, Harrods Beauty, River Island and Next.

By Matthew Neville – Senior Correspondent, Bdaily

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