Pinkus Appointed Joint Agents on Morecambe Shopping Centre

Posted on 17th August 2010

Robert Pinkus & Co. is proud to announce that we have been appointed as joint letting agents on Morecambe’s Arndale Shopping Centre alongside national agents Colliers International.

The appointment comes at an exciting time as the shopping centre has recently received planning approval for an extension to the site for a mixed-use development comprising new retail space and a hotel. This will form the first phase of a wider strategy to improve the retail offer and enhance the public realm of Morecambe town centre.

Located in Morecambe’s central retail destination, the new development would create 760 sq m of new retail space over ground and mezzanine floors and 1,308 sq m of hotel accommodation over three upper floors.  Leading budget hotel chain Travelodge has already committed to the project. Work is due to start on site in the next few weeks and is expected to open by Spring 2011.

Robert Pinkus & Co. will provide the local knowledge and expertise in marketing the new retail units, which front onto Euston Road and any vacant units available in the shopping centre.

Claire Eccleston, Retail Surveyor at Robert Pinkus & Co. said, “The Arndale Centre enjoys a healthy retail balance of high street brands and local independents. We are looking for both national and local operators to join the mix and expand the retail and food choices on offer. The extension will create much needed space at the centre and we are looking forward to finding suitable high quality retailers that will improve choice and people’s overall shopping experience in Morecambe.

“Morecambe is experiencing something of a revival since the redevelopment of the iconic Art Deco Midland Hotel and there is renewed interest in the town’s regeneration prospects from both businesses and private investors alike. Exciting proposals to improve both the Central Promenade and the multi-million pound redevelopment of Morecambe’s West End both promise to breath new life into the town and in turn are attracting more visitors and new residents to the area.

“The opportunities on offer at the Arndale Shopping Centre propose an ideal chance to be a part of the new renaissance that Morecambe is experiencing, right at the heart of the town’s retail core.”

The Arndale Shopping Centre is the only shopping centre in the town and is a base for many High Street and independent shops such as Tesco Express, Boots, New Look and Argos. The centre is located amongst three of Morecambe’s principle car-parking areas that total 300 spaces and the entrances to the shopping centre directly link to Market Street and pedestrianised Euston Road.

Further information is available from Claire Eccleston on 01772 769000 or Colliers International on 028 9024 1500. Alternatively, visit for further details.

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