September 30, 2020

ACROSS interviews Constantin Wiesmann, Director of Leasing, and Anna Laura Riemann, Senior Leasing Manager, responsible for Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier, of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) in Germany. They talk about current challenges in retail, omnichannel models, the future of the industry, and the Group’s key project, Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier.

Grosvenor Europe has announced that Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand, Kenji, has officially unveiled its new retail concept at 45 South John Street within Liverpool ONE. It is the first of three new concept stores to be launched by the Manchester-based retailer across the North West.

Capital & Regional, the UK’s leading owner and manager of community shopping centres, opened a major new 23,000 sqft Matalan store at The Mall Maidstone. This is confirmed as the only new store to be added to Matalan’s UK portfolio in 2020, and takes up the last remaining former-BHS space in the Capital & Regional’s portfolio. The Matalan opening coincided with PureGym, the UK’s largest gym operator, which will start fitting out its new fitness facility at the centre in November.

Pradera European Retail Parks, the owner of HOMEPARK retail parks, has signed a lease agreement with Lidl. The retailer’s 2,000 plus sq m store will be located in Homepark Targówek in Warsaw.

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