NEXT completes Trafford Centre store re-fit with impressive 54,000 sq ft concept store
Manchester , United Kingdom

Leading UK retail and leisure destination Trafford Centre announced the opening of NEXT earlier this year, after they completed the full new re-fit. The impressive 54,000 sq ft new concept store opened its doors in February, and has seen visitors enjoy the new offering alongside a host of influencers experiencing a VIP tour.

Following a 7-month renovation, the store has grown by a huge 20,000 sq ft, expanding into neighbouring units on both the upper and lower malls of the centre. Menswear and Womenswear have swapped floors, giving the Trafford Centre store one of the largest Menswear departments across the NEXT portfolio.

Alongside a range of upgrades, including new stonework, the introduction of different digital formats and additional glass windows to allow more natural light, there is also a large home department and GAP store. The existing Costa Coffee concession remains and has also undergone its own re-fit.

Russell Loveland, Director of UK Asset Management at Pradera Lateral, asset manager of Trafford Centre said: “NEXT is a hugely favoured retailer at Trafford Centre and UK-wide and we were certain that this new concept store would be hugely popular at the centre, now proven by the footfall figures. It is great to see one of our existing retailers investing in Trafford Centre and themselves by expanding and upscaling their product offering. We are always looking to support our retailers, and new brands, in their evolution and we look forward to seeing our visitors’ reactions.”

NEXT Store Manager, Helen Crilley, said: “We are really excited to launch our new large format store

within Trafford Centre. We cannot wait to welcome more of our customers to our newly refitted store. Alongside our recently refurbished floors, we are delighted to introduce customers to our new Home department, where we will have staff on hand to talk more about our exciting product ranges and services.”