New retailers opening in Fosse Shopping Park

We have welcomed two of the UK’s leading furniture retailers, Sofaworks and Oak Furniture Land, to the Fosse Shopping Park.


15 December 2014

Fosse Park

Both Sofaworks and  Oak Furniture Land will open their doors on Boxing Day, traditionally one of the busiest days in the retail calendar.

The two retailers are recent retail success stories having both rapidly expanded their national footprint since 2008. Sofaworks’ turnover topped £100 million in 2014 whilst Oak Furniture Land, which originally started trading on eBay in 2003, now has 55 stores across the UK.

It’s a real pleasure to welcome two of Britain’s leading retailers to Fosse Shopping Park and we’re naturally delighted that we can announce today that they will both be open in time for Boxing Day.”

Hannah Milne, Portfolio Manager, Regional Portfolio

The news comes as The Crown Estate announced earlier this year that we will invest in Fosse Shopping Park to improve parking and congestion issues, as well as the appearance of the units. We have a policy of actively managing our property assets to ensure they are as attractive as possible for visitors and tenants alike.

Hannah Milne, Portfolio Manager of the Regional Portfolio said: “It’s a real pleasure to welcome two of Britain’s leading retailers to Fosse Shopping Park and we’re naturally delighted that we can announce today that they will both be open in time for Boxing Day. We have some exciting development plans for Fosse Shopping Park and we look forward to welcoming new retailers in 2015.”

Fosse Park has 40 stores and attracts eight million visitors a year, making it one of the most popular retail parks in the UK. It was purchased by The Crown Estate for £345.5 million as part of a joint venture. Fosse Shopping Park will open from 9am-5pm on Boxing Day.

We are the fourth largest owner of prime regional retail and leisure assets including 16 retail parks, two leisure schemes, and interests in three shopping centres.