More shops for town centre by Christmas

Four more new stores are to open in the Arndale Centre in time for Christmas.

The retailers are The Fragrance Shop, Jessops, Krisp, Grape Tree and Card Factory.

They follow off the back of recent lettings to River Island and Sports Direct

Simon Russian, head of retail development at Legal & General Property which owns the centre, said, “Ahead of our expansion plans, we continue to work very hard to ensure that the existing centre meets the needs of the modern shopper and retailer, and the sheer volume of these lettings reflects the attractiveness of the Arndale Centre and Eastbourne more generally.

“The extension will significantly enhance this offer and look forward to making further announcements about it, as and when appropriate.”

The centre has been given the go ahead to expand with a 175,000 sq ft extension which could mean work starting on site within the next 18 months.

When finished the centre will include 22 new ground and first floor units, as well as additional car parking spaces and a new pedestrian access on to Terminus Road.