Manchester Arndale has announced that outdoor retailer, The North Face, will become the latest global brand to join its line-up after signing a 10-year lease for a 3,630 sq ft unit on New Cannon Street.

The retailer specialises in producing outdoor clothing and footwear, as well as skiing, climbing and other outdoor pursuits equipment for the adventurous. The North Face is an established and well-known retailer in the UK, but this will be their first store in Manchester city centre, as they continue to grow their presence in the North West building on existing outlets in Liverpool and Trafford.

The North Face becomes the latest in a series of international fashion brands who have recently opened new stores at Manchester Arndale.

Steve Gray, Head of European Retail Asset Management at Global Mutual, said: “We are delighted that The North Face has become the latest big name brand to sign a long-term letting at Manchester Arndale. Our leasing activity since the pandemic has seen us welcome a truly diverse mix of international and local businesses, as well as a wide variety of retail, leisure, and F&B brands, to ensure there is something for everyone visiting Manchester Arndale.

Through this approach, footfall has continued to strengthen and demand for well-placed units has remained, so high that we are approaching 100 percent occupancy, allowing us to avoid the struggles faced by other retail centres, and cement our position as the North West’s leading retail destination.”

M&G Real Estate and Global Mutual act as joint asset managers of Manchester Arndale. Metis Real Estate and Time Retail Partners are Manchester Arndale’s retained letting agents, while S. Kershaw and Sons and Ellis Brigham supported The North Face.

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