Multichannel retailer for sports and streetwear JD Sports is moving within Westfield Centro in Oberhausen, and will open one of the brand’s largest mega-stores in Germany on around 1,250 sq m in fall 2022. With an innovative concept, the British retailer is increasing its rental space by almost 900 sq m. The handover of the space by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW), owner and operator of Westfield Centro has already taken place. In the future, customers can expect a store concept at this new location, which is focused on experience, lifestyle and multichannel offerings with an extensive brand and product mix that combines well-known brands, such as Nike, adidas, Puma and The North Face with JD Sports’ strong own brands Pink Soda and Supply & Demand.
“With this extraordinary mega-store by JD Sports, we are once again strengthening the profile of Westfield Centro in the sports and streetwear segment“, says Constantin Wiesmann, Director of Leasing Austria & Germany at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. “The significant expansion of space and the implementation of the new, innovative store concept prove again that Westfield Centro is the first address for retailers who want to offer flagship formats and special brand experiences in physical retail.”
Flagship destination in the Ruhr area: Westfield Centro in Oberhausen
With a total area of 230,000 square meters, Westfield Centro is Germany’s largest shopping experience destination. Around 240 stores, including more than 47 gastronomy concepts, a multifunctional arena with 12,500 seats, Legoland Discovery Centre and a cinema are located on site. The direct surroundings of the “Neue Mitte” district also offer the internationally renowned Gasometer Oberhausen exhibition space in Germany’s largest Sealife aquarium and an adventure waterpark. With direct highway connections as well as tram and bus stops directly in front of the entrance, Westfield Centro is optimally connected to the regional and national infrastructure.