DERBY city centre has received a boost after leading menswear retailer, and hair and beauty salon moved into new premises in deals secured by Innes England.
Greenwoods Menswear has returned to the city after a 20 year absence. The retailer, which celebrated its 150th anniversary last year and has 88 stores across the country including branches in Alfreton and Burton, has taken 38-40 St Peter’s Street on a ten year lease, while City Hair and Beauty has secured a unit in the popular Cathedral Quarter at 26 Cornmarket.
The two city centre lettings were handled by head of retail agency at Innes England, Ben Taylor.
He said: “We are seeing a resurgence of enquiries and activity for units outside the Westfield.
“The lettings to Greenwoods and City Hair and Beauty demonstrate the demand for St Peters Street and Cornmarket, two areas benefitting from good footfall and a diverse offering of multiple and independent retail.
“Since the arrival of Westfield, clearly the city has gone through a phase of readjustment, but the hard work by stakeholders such as Marketing Derby, Derby City Council and the retailers has helped to maintain interest and visitors.
“Working alongside our Derby office we have a number of key instructions and currently agreeing deals in other areas including Crown Walk, Cornmarket and The Spot. Again these are with multiple and good regional independents.
“The retail offer outside of the Westfield is improving year on year, evidenced by the number of deals, which will result in an even better shopping experience. These new business openings will also create new jobs which is important to the local economy.”
Pictured L-R: NickHosking, Innes England; Aaron Reynolds, Greenwoods and Ben Taylor, Innes England