The team at Dransfield Properties are preparing for their centres to welcome more of their stores and businesses back on Monday – following the Government’s announcement that “non-essential” retailers can open their doors.
A number of key essential retailers have traded at the company’s award-winning shopping centres throughout the lockdown.
Dransfield Properties owns and manages mixed use developments across the UK, including Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth, Marshall’s Yard in Gainsborough, Selby’s Market Cross, Lime Square in East Manchester and Fox Valley in Sheffield where the head office is based.
The company is also working on a major redevelopment of Five Valleys shopping centre in Stroud and work restarted there last month.
Next week will see the centres welcome back some of the stores which have had their doors closed since March 23rd and the centre teams are working with all businesses to ensure a safe re-opening for staff and shoppers.
From Monday (June 15th) stores including Sports Direct, Edinburgh Woollen Mills, Seasalt, Laura Ashley, Next, New Look, Mountain Warehouse and Regatta will re-open along with many other stores who are permitted to re-open.
The independent maternity and babywear retailer JoJo Maman Bebe have also selected their Fox Valley store to be amount the first to re-open as the company embarks on a phased roll out across its stores and Sandersons Department Store at Fox Valley will re-open on Thursday 18th June.
A number of other stores and cafés across the centres are still to announce their re-opening plans and restaurants are awaiting further guidance from the government before they fully re-open.
Operations Director at Dransfield Properties, Medi Parry Williams, said: “We are working closely with all our returning store teams across our centres to ensure that we have a smooth and safe return to trading next week.
“We are asking our customers to plan their journeys and to check opening times before they visit. Our centres have all been designed with space in mind and most are outdoor centres – so we have nice wide walkways and attractive landscaped areas which give our shoppers plenty of space.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming our shoppers back in this first phase of stores re-openings across our centres and the safety of our visitors and staff will of course be our priority.”