2,752 sq ft (251 sq m)
The award-winning Whitefriars shopping centre lies at the heart of the historic City of Canterbury. The scheme consists of over 600,000 sq ft (55,750m2) of high-quality, modern retail space, set amidst a picturesque British city ingrained in culture, heritage and stunning architecture. Whitefriars is anchored by Fenwick, Marks & Spencer and, from early 2014, Primark. Complimenting the anchor stores, the centre boasts an impressive retailer line up that includes Topshop, Next, Zara, Hobbs, Karen Millen, H&M, Boots and River Island. This diverse retailer lineup in the centre reflects Whitefriars’s notably large and varied catchment - in such a unique setting as Canterbury, Whitefriars succeeds in fulfilling the needs of families, young professionals, tourists and a growing student population. Canterbury is naturally a popular and inviting destination, with a bustling tourism economy attracting over 2 million visitors per year.
The property occupies a prominent position within the Whitefriars Centre, which provides Canterbury’s prime retail pitch. The scheme is anchored by Fenwick and Marks & Spencer. In addition the centre boasts a very strong fashion line up with River Island, Top Shop, H&M, Next and Zara. The centre has a footfall in excess of a million people per month and provides the main regional centre for the affluent catchment. The scheme also hosts the city centres newest car park with 530 spaces. Canterbury has an affluent primary catchment population of approximately 457,000 people; in addition an estimated 5.8 million tourists visit the city each year.