Capital & Regional has announced the opening of a new 23,000 sqft Matalan store at The Mall Maidstone. The opening, which takes up the last remaining former-BHS space in the Capital & Regional’s portfolio, marks the only new store to be added to Matalan’s UK portfolio in 2020, and .
The Matalan opening coincided with the announcement that PureGym, the UK’s largest gym operator, which will start fitting out its new fitness facility at the centre in November.
PureGym began fitting out its new 14,000 sq ft gym facility at The Mall Maidstone. It is moving into a previously vacant unit at the shopping centre.
Gareth Holland, leasing executive at Capital & Regional, who led on the deal, said: “Matalan is a perfect fit for us in Maidstone, enhancing the everyday needs-based clothing and homeware offer at the centre, as well as the staple, dependable family offer that’s key for our local community. It’s been a tremendous team effort to open this new store in the current retail climate, an effort that speaks to the incredible professionalism and resolve of both project teams. We’re also incredibly proud as a business to have the retailer’s only new store opening this year at one of Capital & Regional’s centres.”