There’s been a lot going on lately at Basingstoke-based shopping centre, Festival Place, with a rebrand and refurbishment programme currently underway. Recent changes have already boosted the shopping centre’s footfall by over 2 million to 22.4 million customers a year and seven new brands have just been announced with three existing names also relocating to improved stores.
Jewellery and accessories retailer, Swarovski, has recently opened, as have affordable women’s fashion brand, Apricot, and popular candle specialist, Yankee Candle. Joining them are Australia fashion and jewellery brand, Lovisa; Contintental delicatessen, Patisserie Valerie and popular sandwich chain, EAT. And for something completely different, Fli p Out will be opening a trampoline park hosting parties, fitness sessions, classes for all ages and abilities and special events.
River Island is one of the three brands upgrading with a move to a larger unit on the lower ground level where a wider range of menswear, womenswear and kidswear, footwear and accessories will be on offer. Also on the move is JD, the UK’s leading trainer and sports fashion brand, to the rejuvenated St. John’s Square, and Burger King who is also taking a larger unit.
Steven Connolly, Centre Director at Festival Place said: “We are proud of the variety of brands that Festival Place has attracted and the boosted numbers of visitors, locally and from the wider Hampshire region. Ongoing refurbishment works are progressing well and we are redefining the customer experience as we continue to roll out the centre’s striking new brand identity, consolidating our position as a prime regional shopping and leisure destination.
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