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Highcross attracts a new brand for Leicester

31.07.2017

Hammerson announces that fast fashion retailer, QUIZ, has signed up to take space at Highcross, marking the brand’s debut in Leicester.

Set to open a 279 sq m store on the upper east mall of Highcross, QUIZ will be offering shoppers its full range of womenswear, shoes and accessories. Aimed at a target audience of fashion conscious women, the brand boasts an extensive offer of catwalk style looks and latest trends. Its success has seen QUIZ expand its physical presence extensively since its launch in Scotland in 1993, with over 250 stores and concessions in the UK alone. Now worldwide, the brand has a focus on innovation and customer service with aim to deliver a unique experience for its shoppers.

The latest signing reflects Hammerson’s commitment to continually strengthening the tenant mix at Highcross, which is to undergo significant development as part of plans to further enhance the centre’s offering. Planning permission has been granted to reconfigure a part of the centre, allowing for the creation of new units which will be let to a range of brands and concepts.

Iain Mitchell, UK Commercial Director at Hammerson, commented, “We are delighted that QUIZ has chosen Highcross, a great addition for the evolving retail line-up at the centre. The signing marks another brand looking to take space at Highcross, following the exciting news of both Zara and JD Sports upsizing to new flagship stores, reinforcing the centre’s position as the region’s premier retail and leisure destination.”

Tarak Ramzan, Chief Executive Officer of QUIZ plc, said “We are excited to be opening our first Leicester store in Highcross.  The new opening will increase the QUIZ presence in the East Midlands and we are confident that Highcross, with its broad range of retailers and leisure opportunities, will complement our existing estate.”