// JD Sports is to open a new 42,412sq ft store at the Trafford Centre, Manchester
// The store will fill some of the space left vacant by Topshop in the shopping centre
JD Sports is to open its largest global store at Manchester’s Trafford Centre.
The 42,412sq ft store, which includes some of the space left vacant by Topshop, is the biggest of JD’s 3,400 global shops.
The sportswear retailer’s Bury headquarters is based just 15 miles from the Trafford Centre.
JD Sports head of group acquisitions James Air promised a “unique flagship”.
“The new store will feature a bespoke take on our latest cutting edge concept and will bring more of the very best brands to our loyal customer base in the North West,” he said.
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The JD relocation comes on the back of Next signing for an upsized 65,000 sq ft store in Trafford Centre, which will bring its fashion, beauty and home offering together.
Marcus Briggs, retail director at Trafford Centre’s asset manager Pradera Lateral, said: “This new JD flagship store represents a significant step in enhancing the Trafford Centre.
“Trafford Centre is an iconic and sought-after retail and leisure destination and this kind of increased investment from major retail brands only serves to underline this fact.
“It’s a big year for the centre, with more exciting signings to come and significant investment in our dedicated outdoor events programme. We are proud to be building a centre that can truly live up to its strapline as an opportunity to ‘escape the ordinary’.”
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