Fat Face and River Island come to Elliott’s Field in Rugby

A computer-generated image of Elliott's Field
A computer-generated image of Elliott's Field
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Two new clothing stores have been announced at Elliott’s Field Shopping Park in Rugby.

Owner Hammerson has secured leading fashion retailers Fat Face and River Island to join the line-up of new tenants at the £35 million Leicester Road park.

Fat Face, the lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer, will take a 6,250 sq ft unit on a ten year lease, marking the brand’s first opening on a shopping park in England as well as its largest out–of-town store.

River Island, the popular high street fashion brand, has also signed up to take a 6,250 sq ft unit on a ten year lease to give the retailer its first store in Rugby.

Elliott’s Field, on schedule to open later this year, comprises 180,000 sq ft of retail and dining floorspace as well as 567 car parking spaces.

The shopping park has already secured an impressive line-up of new retail and catering tenants including a brand new 60,000 sq ft Debenhams store and a 50,000 sq ft M&S general merchandise store, both of which will anchor the scheme, as well as TKMaxx, Outfit, Next, Clarks Nando’s and Ed’s Easy Diner.

Both Fat Face and River Island are prominent names in the tenant mix across Company’s UK shopping centre portfolio, but opening at Elliott’s Field marks a significant first for Hammerson’s out-of-town portfolio.

Tom Cochrane, Development Manager at Hammerson, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming leading fashion retailers Fat Face and River Island to Elliott’s Field.

“Their arrival supports our vision of creating a retail destination that puts Rugby back on the map and enables the local residents, and those in the wider area, to enjoy a new and exciting shopping experience that offers a varied mix of shops and restaurants.”

Tim Moody, Head of Property at Fat Face, added: “This is a great opportunity for Fat Face. We’re delighted to bring our latest shop fit and full range of clothing and accessories to Elliott’s Field in Rugby.”