01 Mar 2018

Oasis to open first standalone store in Worcester

Oasis to open first standalone store in Worcester as new retailers flock to Crowngate Shopping Centre

High Street fashion brand Oasis opens its first-ever standalone store in Worcester in March 2018. The new 1,480 sq ft store in Crowngate’s Chapel Walk comes following a flurry of lettings activity at the centre.

A Write Card, part of the Card Party group, is another new entrant to the city, and is joined by new independents First Class Turkish Barbers, and Sundance Fair Trade.

Coming to the city for the first time, A Write Card has taken 1,500 sq ft in Chapel Walk on Worcester’s Broad Street. The brand offers greeting cards and gift wrap for all occasions, as well as an extensive party range, soft toys and gifts.

Other recent news for Crowngate Shopping Centre includes the £500,000 refurbishment and upsize of the city’s Iceland store, which has been based in Friary Walk since the centre opened 25 years ago. 

Nicole Campbell, asset manager at The Crown Estate, said: “Following the excitement of our 25th birthday in 2017, I am delighted that we are attracting leading UK retailers, like Oasis, to the city and that we continue to be the home of one-of-a-kind independents. It is this blend of big names and boutique brands which makes Worcester so special. Our strategy for Crowngate is to ensure we continue to carefully curate this mix of retail to ensure that Worcester remains an outstanding destination for local shoppers and tourists alike.” 

Savills (Bristol) & MMX Retail have advised on the leasing at Crowngate.