Capital & Regional, the specialist retail property company, has announced that American Diner and Milkshake Bar, Tinseltown, will be taking space in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre, Redditch. Famed for its retro decor and 60 different milkshakes, Tinseltown is the latest signing for the 900,000 sq ft West Midlands centre, along with oriental noodle bar, Chopstix.
Tinseltown has signed for a 4,000 sq ft unit in the Kingfisher’s redeveloped ‘Hub’ – a new 35,000 sq ft dedicated leisure quarter, which Capital & Regional opened earlier this year. The retro diner adds to the diverse food and beverage offer already established in The Hub, which has seen Nandos and The Real China open in recent months, leaving one unit remaining to let. Chopstix has also secured a 1,500 sq ft unit in Kingfisher Walk.
Following on from the £2 million investment in The Hub, Capital & Regional has started £2.5 million redevelopment work on Worcester Square and Evesham Walk, which will take place across the next five months. Worcester Square will be given an extensive facelift, with bold, modern décor and Evesham Walk will be transformed with contemporary, full glass fronted and stone clad shop fronts.
Andrew Haughey, Retail Asset Manager for Capital & Regional, said: “Since purchasing Kingfisher Shopping Centre in 2012, our focus has been on expanding the centre’s leisure offer, which has been boosted by the recent signings of Tinseltown and Chopstix. There is now only one unit left to let in The Hub, demonstrating the strength of demand for space at the Kingfisher, reinforcing its status as a dominant sub-regional shopping destination.
“Our significant investment in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre reflects Capital & Regional’s commitment to Redditch town centre and to creating further opportunities for retailers and restaurants to trade well and grow sales.”
The Kingfisher, which is anchored by Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, Next and Primark, has also attracted a series of fashion retailers ahead of the new refurbishment work, with the recent introduction of Krisp, Roman Originals, Yours and footwear retailer, tReds.