Highcross Leicester, The Shires, Shopping Centre, Stores, Architect, Owner, Photo

Highcross, Leicester : The Shires Shopping Centre

Shopping Centre Building by Foreign Office Architects, England, UK

Highcross Leicester

Design: Foreign Office Architects

includes John Lewis store & 12-screen Cinema de Lux

Formerly The Shires Shopping Centre, Leicester

Highcross Leicester Highcross Leicester Leicester Shopping Centre
images from ArcelorMittal

Material : Ugibright Polished No.7, by ArcelorMittal

More information online soon

Size: 46,600 m²
Opened: 1991
Ownership: Hammerson 60%/Hermes 40%
No of tenants: 77
Anchor stores: House of Fraser, Debenhams
Tenure: Freehold
Average rent: £470/per m²
Built in 1991, the Shires is a two-level scheme which provides the city’s prime offer for major fashion multiples with retailers such as Next, River Island, Oasis, and Monsoon. Retailers to have opened at the scheme as part of a tenant mix revitalisation strategy include Punky Fish, Swarovski, Karen Millen, Principles, Schuh, Eat and Starbucks. Construction work on Highcross, a 60,000 m² extension to The Shires, which will be anchored by John Lewis, is progressing well and is scheduled to open in September 2008. Hammerson’s 60% interest was acquired in 2002.

The Shires, Leicester – Information from Hammerson in 271107

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