St Johns, Liverpool welcomes Matalan’s new Flagship City Centre store

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The owners of St Johns Shopping Centre, Liverpool, InfraRed Capital Partners, and their Asset Manager, Hark Group, are pleased to announce leasing 5 Williamson Square to Matalan, for their Flagship City Centre store.

The new 25,000 square foot unit fronts Williamson Square, occupying the ex-JJB premises, and links directly into St Johns shopping centre. Matalan plan to launch the store in early autumn.

This news follows on from the significant investment in St Johns recently announced by InfraRed Capital Partners, including the renewal of Europe’s largest digital media screen fronting onto Lime Street station, the start on site of the new food court and refurbishment of the Houghton Street entrance.

Matalan’s move will create additional jobs in St Johns and marks a major investment into the City by the retailer, which has more than 200 stores nationwide.

Chris Huxtable, Director, InfraRed Capital Partners says:

"We are looking forward to welcoming Matalan into one of our largest retail units and are confident that our shoppers will be as excited by their arrival as we are. Bringing this retailer into the city centre is a huge achievement for St Johns.

"St Johns is continuing to thrive, and this announcement further cements its position as a leading shopping destination in Liverpool."

David Henderson-Williams of Asset Manager, Hark Group, adds:

"The move marks a significant investment by Matalan and shows the strength of Liverpool as a retail destination. Matalan’s high quality offering at affordable prices is a perfect match for the retailer portfolio at St Johns."