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Saddlers Shopping Centre opens three national retail stores

15 deals secured in the last two months


London, 3rd May 2013 – Three national retail stores, Costa, Blue Inc and Ryman have opened at Saddlers Shopping Centre, reinforcing its position as the primary shopping hub within Walsall’s town centre. The new arrivals have added to the expansion of the centre with a total of 24 new jobs.

Since London property investment firm Topland bought Saddlers Shopping Centre in February 2013, 15 new deals have been made to open retail stores, bolstering the centres retail offer within the Walsall community.

Ryan Kennedy, Director in Jones Lang LaSalle’s High Street Retail team, said: “It is great to see how Saddlers Shopping Centre has grown over the past couple of months since Topland’s acquisition. Increasing the retail offer with three big brands has had a significant positive effect on the local community.”

Steve Pope of Topland adds “I am delighted to add three new national retailers to the Saddlers Centre.  It is great to see and sends a very clear message that we are focusing on the centre to reinforce the existing vibrant retail environment to bring in new stores to enhance the retail offer and dwell time by customers, not only in the Saddlers Centre but in Walsall town centre. The Saddlers Centre sits in the heart of the town and community and the centre has a strong loyal customer base which we are focusing on”.

Topland has also extended leases at Saddlers Shopping Centre with Phones 4u, Subway and Warren James.

Topland are advised by joint agents Jones Lang LaSalle and Wright Silverwood and Douglas Stevens and Co on professional matters.