Jan 2020 Clacton Logo Sales up 14% and footfall up 20% for 2019, illustrating the centre’s continued impressive performance

Pavers sign new 5 year lease renewal

Jan 2020 thevalley_logo Sales up 3.72% for 2019, continuing its annual growth in an uncertain retail environment
 Dec 2019  thevalley_logo  quba-logo-blue-white-border Quba opens new store enhancing the lifestyle offer
 Dec 2019  Clacton Logo  Subway-Logo Subway concludes & opens a new store further building the catering mix
 Dec 2019  Festival pk logo DMPR hosted a ‘Santa’s Frozen Forrest’ driving 67% increase in sales


 Nov 2019  affinitydevon  weird fish  Weird Fish conclude terms and open new store
 Nov 2019  thevalley_logo British Cycling Regional Cyclo Cross event launches Sports Quarter
 Oct 2019  affintiy-logooo  weird fish  Weird Fish concludes terms and opens new store
 Oct 2019  rqlogosmall  M&co M&Co concludes terms and opens new store
 Oct 2019 Festival pk logo  blueinc Halloween re-launch event – Footfall across the 4-day event was +4.2% Y-O-Y

Blue Inc concludes terms and opens new store

 Sept 2019  thevalley_logo Continued growth in sales & footfall with successful summer events
 Sept 2019  Chatham Logo  image001 Klass conclude terms and open new store
 Sept 2019  rqlogosmall  image001 Klass conclude terms and open new store
 Sept 2019 Festival pk logo DarkMatterPR appointed for marketing relaunch and re-branding
 Sept 2019  Clacton Logo Clacton Air show attracts 250,000 people over three days
Aug 2019 Festival pk logo  toggs Togg’s (NCC Retail) conclude terms and open new store
Aug 2019 Clacton Logo  MS-Logo-150x150 Beauty Outlet conclude terms and open new 3,000 sq. ft. store
 Aug 2019  gretnagateway_logo_CMYK  CCStore Cosmetic Company Store conclude terms
 July 2019  Festival pk logo  edinburgh-woollen-mill-logo  Edinburgh Woolen Mill signs new lease renewal 
 July 2019  thevalley_logo  Cobbs Farmweb  Cobbs Farm Shop & Kitchen pop up opens
 July 2019  gretnagateway_logo_CMYK  adidas Adidas conclude terms 
 June 2019  thevalley_logo  YTD increase of 5% in visitor spend
 June 2019  gretnagateway_logo_CMYK  levis Levi’s conclude terms
 June 2019  Festival pk logo John Jenkins signs new lease renewal
 May 2019  Clacton Logo 140% increase in Social Media Following
 May 2019  Festival pk logo  ll_logo_col  Leading Labels extend lease
April 2019 gretnagateway_logo_CMYK  Christy-Logo2 Christy upsizes into larger Unit 
March 2019  rqlogosmall  NCC Retail New 4,600 Sq Ft mixed fashion outlet opens
March 2019  Clacton Logo Terms Concluded for Boutique Clothing offer
March 2019  Private Family Trust Retail Investment, Central Newcastle Terms agreed and sale concluded
Feb 2019 Chatham Logo Regatta-Logo (002) Regatta concluded terms for new store
 Feb 2019  gretnagateway_logo_CMYK  Nikeweb Renewed lease with store upgrade
Dec 2018  thevalley_logo Continued year-on-year growth, Christmas footfall up 9% on 2017
 Dec 2018  Clacton Logo Continued year-on-year growth, end of year footfall up 18% on 2017
 Nov 2018  thevalley_logo  troggi Tog 24 opened new store
 Nov 2018  Private Family Trust Retail Investment, Central Newcastle British Red Cross new lease concluded
 Nov 2018  rqlogosmall  Nikeweb Lease renewed
 Oct 2018  gretnagateway_logo_CMYK  jane-plum_logo-520x520 (1) (002) Jane Plum opened new store
 Oct 2018  Chatham Logo  pro-cook ProCook opened new store, trading significantly over budget
Sept 2018 chd-logo CHD Property appointed by Newcore Capital Management to advise on Yarnton Home and Garden, Oxford
 Sept 2018  dobbies-logo[1] (2) (233x93)  pro-cook New ProCook store opened at Dobbies, Chesterfield
Aug 2018 chd-logo  Affinity Devon logo CHD appointed by Global Mutal to act on leasing a farmshop, garden centre and leisure retail at Affinity Devon, Bideford
Aug 2018 dobbies-logo[1] (2) (233x93)  Laura Ashley logo New 5 year lease with Laura Ashley concluded at Dobbies Chesterfield
Aug 2018 Clacton Logo  Greggs logo 2 Terms concluded for new Greggs store
July 2018 gretnagateway_logo_CMYK  RADLEY+LOGO Radley open for trading – initial trading sales 250% over budget
 July 2018  Festival pk logo  Baggage Factory 2 Terms concluded for new store The Baggage Factory
June 2018 rqlogosmall  KIDZ KINGDOME - ROYAL QUAYS 20,000 sq ft trampoline park and FEC let to market leading operator Kidz Kingdome
June 2018 dobbies-logo[1] (2) (233x93) walter-smith-logo Walter Smith conclude terms for new farm shop at Dobbies Livingston
June 2018 dobbies-logo[1] (2) (233x93) Christy-Logo2 Terms concluded for new Christy home and interiors store at Dobbies Chesterfield
 May 2018 dobbies-logo[1] (2) (233x93) pro-cook Terms concluded for new Pro Cook store at Dobbies Chesterfield
 May 2018  chd-logo The David Stevenson Trust for Langholm/ Langholm High Street Regeneration Project instructed CHD Property to work up repurposing the high street and light industrial space to create new destination 
 May 2018  Clacton Logo  costa_roundel-copy Terms concluded with Costa which is now open for trade
 April 2018  gretnagateway_logo_CMYK cotton traders Cotton Traders relocated within the scheme with a new fit out
 April 2018  clacton-factory-outlet Like for like footfall up 10% vs. 2017 and like for like sales per sq ft up 14%
April 2018  thevalley_logo  jane-plum_logo-520x520 (1) (002) Jane Plum lease agreed on 2,000 sqft as a strong addition to the homeware offer onsite, following the success of ProCook
April 2018 thevalley_logo boardman 18,000 sqft Boardman Performance Centre is a world class facility now open, offering best-in-class services from industry specialists in physiological fitness, function and health, bike-fitting, positional biomechanics and aerodynamics. Their new concept store has an extensive range of stock, to suit a wide profile of customers
March 2018  thevalley_logo  craghoppers

Regatta-Logo (002)

Craghoppers/Regatta opened at The Valley Evesham, launching Phase III at the centre.
 Feb 2018  Festival pk logo  ll_logo_col Leading Labels lease agreed on 7,500 sq ft, mixed fashion concession offer, opening early March
 Feb 2018  Springfields logo December turnover up 8% 2017 vs 2016
 Feb 2018  thevalley_logo Sales densities up to £700 sq ft week following Christmas, with centre sales up 7% Christmas week
 Feb 2018  clacton-factory-outlet  costa_roundel-copy Costa lease agreed and opening March this year, adding to the catering offers onsite
 Dec 2017  Springfields logo  Print The largest JCB Young Driver Zone in the UK opening in May, part of the new £1m leisure attraction. Contract concluded and construction now underway
 Dec 2017  Springfields logo  pro-cook Pro Cook lease concluded for opening February 2018
 Nov 2017  Festival pk logo  grapetreelogo (002) Grape Tree have renewed their lease
Nov 2017 gretnagateway_logo_CMYK sports-direct-web Sports Direct renewed their lease on 6,300 sqft for a further 5 years
Nov 2017 gretnagateway_logo_CMYK  berghaus-logo (002) Berghaus signed for a further 5 year period, moving to a larger unit to extend their offer with other Pentland Group brands
 Nov 2017  gretnagateway_logo_CMYK Arran Arran Sense of Scotland lease renewed for 5 years
 Oct 2017  Springfields logo  betty-barclay-logo  

Betty Barclay opening at the end of October to add to the Ladies Fashion offer onsite

Sept 2017 Springfields logo  Print Planning now approved for a new JCB Young Driver Zone outdoor children’s play attraction, as the anchor for a new £1 million leisure development onsite.
Sept 2017 gretnagateway_logo_CMYK  chapelle-logoweb Chapelle agreed new five year lease
Sept 2017  rqlogosmall Nikeweb


Nike now completed lease renewal on 5,000 sqft

House of Brands lease agreed for a 11,500 sqft mixed concession offer for opening mid- September

 Aug 2017  thevalley_logo  crafters-companion-logo


Crafters Companion now open, performing over budget in their opening couple of weeks, with many customers travelling 1hr+ to visit

Coffee#1 now open, to become the third café/restaurant onsite, with strong sales from opening

July 2017 rqlogosmall xtreme bounce Xtreme Bounce highly successful opening with a mixed trampoline, party and café offer
 June 2017  Festival pk logo  bonmarche-logo1 Bonmarche joins Festival Park line up, continuing their UK expansion
 June 2017  thevalley_logo  crafters-companion-logo



Crafters Companion – Planning now approved for opening August 2017

Regatta – Pre let now agreed, second tenant signed up for Phase III alongside anchor Boardman Bikes

 May 2017  Springfields logo  Tefal_Logo

New Lease agreed with Tefal, opening in July

 May 2017  thevalley_logo  Coffee#1

Coffee #1 lease agreed for a new coffee shop offer at The Valley, opening August 2017

 May 207  Festival pk logo Mr Sweets

Mr. Sweets now open and trading well over budget in opening 2 weeks

 April 2017  gretnagateway_logo_CMYK Print

New lease agreed with Hallmark, upsizing unit to 2,200 sq.ft.

 April 2017  Springfields logo  

Like for like sales up 10% over Easter weekend vs. 2016

 April 2017  clacton-factory-outlet  

Centre sales up 39% and footfall up 142% Easter week vs. 2016

 April 2017  thevalley_logo  

Centre sales up 7% year to date vs. 2016

 March 2017  clacton-factory-outlet

Footfall up over 100% year to date vs. 2016

 March 2017  thevalley_logo pro-cook

Pro Cook now open on 1,500 sqft with a very successful first week of trading

Feb 2017 thevalley_logo crafters-companion-logo Crafters Companion lease now concluded to open Summer 2017
Feb 2017 chd-logo clacton-factory-outlet CHD Property appointed as sole agents at Clacton Factory Outlet Centre
Feb 2017 gretnagateway_logo_CMYK

+6% footfall and like for likes +6% vs. 2016

 Jan 2017  Festival pk logo  

Like for likes up 6% during Christmas period

 Jan 2017  gretnagateway_logo_CMYK benchpizzaexpress-logo (1)

Bench opened late January with an outstanding shop fit

Pizza Express now open and trading 33% over budget in the opening couple of weeks

Footfall up 12% vs. 2016

 Jan 2017  thevalley_logo  Boardman

Planning consent granted for Boardman Bikes World Class Centre with unique cycling specific wind tunnel, testing lab and concept retail store which will be the first of its kind in the UK. Opening Autumn 2017

Dec 2016 chd-logo Print

CHD Property proud to become joint sponsors for Harry Whittington Racing Yard for 2017

 Dec 2016  Springfields logo

Outstanding final quarter with turnover up 10% on 2015

 Dec 2016  thevalley_logo

Outstanding performance in 2016 with centre sales up 28% vs. 2015 and footfall up 16%

 Dec 2016  gretnagateway_logo_CMYK  Hugo_Boss_logo

Hugo Boss now open offering a mix of their Boss, Boss Green, Boss Orange and Hugo menswear ranges adding to the fashion retail mix at Gretna Gateway alongside Polo Ralph Lauren and Superdry

Oct 2016 Festival pk logo brantanowebpic

Brantano now open and trading strongly

Oct 2016 rqlogosmall  oxygen-freejumping

Deal now agreed for Oxygen Freejumping Trampolining Centre, opening later this year

 Oct 2016  Springfields logo  fatface

Fat Face now open and trading materially above budget

 Oct 2016  gretnagateway_logo_CMYK

Overall sales density up 27% year to date vs. 2015

 Oct 2016  thevalley_logo  pro-cook

Pro Cook lease now agreed for opening in January 2017

Overall centre sales up 36% year to date vs. 2015

 Sept 2016  dobbies-logo[1] (2) (233x93)  crafters-companion-logo

Dobbies Chesterfield: Crafters Companion now open and trading over budget

 Sept 2016  gretnagateway_logo_CMYK

Like for Like centre sales up 11% on 2015

 Sept 2016  Springfields logo  Ernest Jones logo

Ernest Jones now open

 Sept 2016  Festival pk logo  sports-direct-web

Sports Direct signs new long term lease

 Aug 2016  Springfields logo fatface

Ernest Jones logo


Fat Face now opening in October 2016

Ernest Jones opening in October 2016

Starbucks opening in November 2016 with a brand new shop fit

 Aug 2016  gretnagateway_logo_CMYK

Overall sales density for the centre has increased by 25% vs. 2015

 July 2016  gretnagateway_logo_CMYK

Total sales for June is up 24% vs the same period 2015

July 2016 gretnagateway_logo_CMYK bench

Bench now concluded with the opening set for November

July 2016 rqlogosmall bonmarche-logo1

Bonmarché has now opened with a brand new shop fit

July 2016 dobbies-logo[1] (2) (233x93) crafters-companion-logo

Lease now concluded for Dobbies Chesterfield Shopping Village. The extensive craft offer and craft classes will help bring further diversification to the village

 July 2016  dobbies-logo[1] (2) (233x93)  Pagazzi_logo_small

Pagazzi lighting is opening an instore concession at Dobbies Garden Centre, Preston and will be a valuable addition to the existing homeware offer

 July 2016  thevalley_logo

Footfall is up 25% for the first half of 2016 vs the same period in 2015

 June 2016  rqlogosmall DREAMS-LOGO-640x192-150x45


Dreams now open adding to the existing homeware offer

Brantano now concluded

June 2016 gretnagateway_logo_CMYK

Anchors now achieving in excess of £1,000 sq. ft

June 2016  rqlogosmall  Over 20,000 sq. ft. space let in the last 3 months
May 2016 duckpond

Sunday Craft Market operator Duckpond Market at Heron Square – now operating Duckpond Richmond Foodies market every Saturday at Heron Square, Richmond, Surrey

May 2016 gretnagateway_logo_CMYK  pizzaexpress-logo (1) Pizza Express lease now concluded and due to open in Autumn 2016
April 2016 gretnagateway_logo_CMYK

Turnover is up 15% on last year in the first quarter of 2016

April 2016 Springfields logo Footfall has increased by 15% for the first quarter of 2016
April 2016 Denby Pottery Village Logo small  walter-smith-logo

Following its opening in March, Walter Smith has driven footfall to the centre up by 75% and contributed to an increase in catering spend of 53%. From opening,trading was at double initial budgets and it continues to trade strongly

March 2016  Denby Pottery Village Logo small  walter-smith-logo

Walter Smith Farm Shop opened in Denby Pottery Village and is off to a very successful start, driving increased footfall to the centre

March 2016 Wilton logo  Antler logoweb

Antler opened for business

March 2016  rqlogosmall  Print

New Quays concession multi brand 11,000sq ft fashion offer opened

March 2016  gretnagateway_logo_CMYK  Skechers

Molten Brownweb

Skechers now open

Molton Brown lease renewed

Feb 2016 Wilton logo  Antler logoweb

Antler opening in Spring 2016

Feb 2016 dobbies-logo[1] (2) (233x93)  Pets_at_Home_logo

Pets at Home opened in the retail village at Dobbies Chesterfield

Jan 2016 Springfields logo  Antler logoweb

Antler opens with outstanding new shopfit

Jan 2016 gretnagateway_logo_CMYK  double-two-logoweb

Double Two take a new lease having relocated in the centre. Outstanding new shop fit now in place

Dec 2015 Springfields logo  Next logo

Next signs up for a new 7,000 sq. ft. store

Dec 2015  Wilton logo  image001

Klass to replace Roman Originals

Dec 2015 Festival pk logo  selectweb

Card Factory Logo


Select renewed its lease

Card Factory opened

Nov 2015 Springfields logo  Regatta

Regatta opened

Nov 2015 dobbies-logo[1] (2) (233x93)  Hotterweb

Hotter Shoes opened in Dobbies Flagship store in Dobbies Melville

Hotter also opened a store at Dobbies Chesterfield

Nov 2015 gretnagateway_logo_CMYK Calander Clubweb

Antler logoweb

Calendar Club opened a Christmas Pop-Up store for a seasonal Christmas offer

Antler renewed its lease with a brand new shop-fit

Oct 2015 dobbies-logo[1] (2) (233x93)  arran-aromaticsnewsweb



October saw the arrival of Christmas Pop Up shops in Dobbies stores around the UK.

Arran Aromatics opened up in 13 stores – Aberdeen, Ashford, Atherstone, Braehead, Carlisle, Dundee, Lisburn, Livingston, Milngavie, Preston, Shrewsbury, Stirling and Cirencester

Nauticalia opened in Cirencester and Milton Keynes

Ortak opened in Chesterfield

Oct 2015  thevalley_logo juliancharleslogo



The Works smashed all targets on its first weekend of trading and continues to perform well

Julian Charles adds a strong offer of quality soft furnishings and homeware to The Valley

Klass opens with outstanding new shop fit

Oct 2015 Springfields logo  M&S

M&S lease Regear – committed to a new long term lease

Oct 2015 gretnagateway_logo_CMYK Mr Sweets



Mr Sweets – trading very strongly, one of the top performers in the centre

Tefal – open and trading very strongly with its full offer

Mountain Warehouse finished the new shopfit of its enlarged store

Oct 2015 Festival pk logo  Golf Nation

Golf Nation joins Festival Park, continuing its UK outlet expansion

Oct 2015  chd-logo  K Village Logo Landscape RGB (2) CHD Property newly instructed on K Village at Kendal
Sept 2015 Springfields logo  sports-direct-web

Sports Direct commits to a new long term lease

Sept 2015 Festival pk logo  saltrock-logo

Saltrock, a new national brand, added as a new tenant. Trading very strongly

Sept 2015  rqlogosmall suit directweb


Suits Direct, a new menswear offer, joins Royal Quays. Trading very strongly

Trespass relocated into a larger unit, anticipating an increase in sales

Sept 2015 chd-logo

CHD Property appointed letting agents for major destination retail site The Valley at Evesham

Aug 2015 gretnagateway_logo_CMYK jacques-vertweb

Next logo


Phase II opens with Jacques Vert and Next both now trading

Opening of the Beauty Outlet, completing the cosmetics and toiletries line up at Gretna

June 2015 Springfields logo  Tefal_Logo

Mr Sweets

Tefal extends its lease for a further term

Mr Sweets opens to include an ice cream and milk shake offer – trading starts with a flourish. Becomes one of its best performing company stores after the first week

March 2015  Hatton_Country_World (2) edinburgh-woollen-mill-logo Edinburgh Woollen Mill opens a new full range store as addition to the craft and retail village
March 2015 Wilton logo  Cobbs Farmweb

Cobbs Farm Kitchen and Farm Shop opens as the new specialist food anchor in the historic courtyard, to trade alongside the evolving retail/fashion offer

March 2015 Springfields logo  grapetreelogo (002)

The Grape Tree continues its UK expansion, with a new store to add to the outlet and garden centre retail mix

March 2015 dobbies-logo[1] (2) (233x93)  LOGO-TRESPASS




Dobbies Garden Centre, Shrewsbury adds Trespass, The Works and Edinburgh Woollen Mill to the offer

Dobbies Garden Centre Cirencester, Milton Keynes and Inverness add Mountain Warehouse, The Works and Edinburgh Woollen Mill

February 2015 Springfields logo  grape-treewebjeffbanks-logo

The Grape Tree open its new store offer, filling a product gap apparent since the sale of Julian Graves

Jeff Banks takes adjoining unit to trade under the Suits Direct fascia in a dual branded offer

February 2015 gretnagateway_logo_CMYK  massarella_logoweb

 New Massarella’s restaurant opens, trading significantly in excess of previous sales

January 2015 gretnagateway_logo_CMYK  juliancharleslogo

Julian Charles adds to the home and interiors offer with its re-branded home furnishings offer

January 2015 Wilton logo  LOGO-TRESPASS


Trespass opens new outdoors store, to add to the established tenant line up

Bonmarche opens its new fashion offer in the historic courtyard

November 2014 gretnagateway_logo_CMYK Molten Brownweb



Premium bath and body product brand, Molton Brown, extends lease after consolidating a successful launch with continued fast sales growth

As part of the landlord’s strategy to upgrade the catering offer on site, the Massarella Group sign up to take over the main family restaurant at the centre, to add to the successful coffee shop. The restaurant is to be completely refitted and re-opened in February 2015 with a new concept

October 2014 rqlogosmall  The_Beauty_Outletweb

The Beauty Outlet opens at Royal Quays, bringing its successful cosmetics and toiletries offer to the centre

October 2014 gretnagateway_logo_CMYK  Next logo Next signs up for a new 7000sq fot store to anchor the new Gretna Phase III development of an addtional total of 15,000sq foot of retail space
September 2014 dobbies-logo[1] (2) (233x93) cotton traders



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Further additions are made to the retail offer at Preston, Atherstone & Inverness, with Cotton Traders and Julian Charles, together with outdoors offers from Mountain Warehouse and Peak Outdoors

Dobbies Kings Lynne adds Mountain Warehouse, The Works and Cotton Traders to the centre

Dobbies Garden Centre, Peterborough sees a new outdoor clothing offer with Trespass joining the tenant line up

September 2014 rqlogosmall  roman originalsweb Roman Originals add to the strong ladies fashion offer at Royal Quays
August 2014 dobbies-logo[1] (2) (233x93) cotton traders



Cotton Traders and Julian Charles open in the House of Angus at Dobbies Dundee, building on the successful fashion, outdoor clothing, gift and coffee shop offer

Livingstone and Dunfermline see Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Cotton Traders added to the existing offers

July 2014 Springfields logo  the fragrance shop The Fragrance Shop opens with its new offer, fulfilling customer demand
May 2014 rqlogosmall  massarella_logoweb

Massarella’s launches a new concept coffee chop with an Italian theme. The offer is very well received and has got off to strong trading, at well over the initial budgets

 May 2014 Springfields logo  chapelle-logoweb

Chapelle Jewellery open a new store, further building the strong tenant line up

 April 2014 dobbies-logo[1] (2) (233x93)  cotswold outdoors


Cotswold Outdoor opens a 5,000sq ft anchor store to bring a full outdoor clothing store to Dobbies Stirling

Edinburgh Woollen Mill opens at Stirling as a new addition to the retailer line up, part of a reconfiguration of the centre layout