River Island and Sports Direct come to Coliseum as phase two of £3m revamp gets underway

River Island and Sports Direct have both signed up to join the shopping line-up at Coliseum Shopping Park in Ellesmere Port, taking 5,000 ft2 and 10,000 ft2 units respectively. The stores are set to open this autumn.


05 August 2015

 Coliseum Shopping Park

River Island and Sports Direct will enhance the line-up of fashion and lifestyle retailers on offer at the Coliseum, which already includes the likes of H&M, Next, Outfit and Debenhams.

Alongside enhancing the retail offer, we also know that shoppers want to spend their valuable time in attractive, modern surroundings, which is why we’re investing in the park’s buildings and public spaces.”

Hannah Milne, Head of the Regional Portfolio

The new lettings come as we, the owner of Coliseum Shopping Park, is set to progress the second phase of our £3 million investment programme for the park, following the completion of a series of upgrades in 2014.

The second phase of works will see the exteriors of the park’s middle terrace (comprising five retail units) revitalised with a new modern façade, improving the attractiveness of the overall retail environment for visitors. The first phase of the investment programme involved upgrading the exteriors of the terrace occupied by Debenhams, H&M, New Look and Deichmann, the installation of a pirate ship-themed children’s play area, and the creation of a new community garden, designed and built in partnership with local children’s charity Quarriers Young People Support Service.

Hannah Milne, Head of the Regional Portfolio said: “River Island and Sports Direct will make fantastic additions to the line-up of leading retailers we already have on offer at Coliseum Shopping Park. Alongside enhancing the retail offer, we also know that shoppers want to spend their valuable time in attractive, modern surroundings, which is why we’re investing in the park’s buildings and public spaces.”

A spokesperson for Sports Direct said: “We offer something for everybody and we’re very proud to open a flagship store in a great location like Ellesmere Port. As we continue to grow throughout the UK, our ethos remains the same. Our customers get the biggest brands in all types of sportswear, footwear and sports equipment as well as fashion brands at our famously low prices.”

Frances Baker, Property Director at River Island said: “We are looking forward to opening in this very successful retail park."

We are one of the UK’s leading owners and managers of dominant regional retail destinations. We own 16 shopping parks and three shopping centres across the country in locations like Newcastle, Leicester, Oxford and Exeter.