Godiva with cafe & Nespresso joins Meadowhall

British Land, joint owner of Meadowhall, Yorkshire’s premier shopping destination, has announced new lettings to Godiva and Nespresso, plus a store redesigns by House of Fraser.

Luxury Belgian chocolatier, Godiva, joins the line up with a 1,700 sq ft experience-led concept store in August, located on Meadowhall’s High Street next to North Face and Bose. The space will include a café and a boutique showcasing the brand’s chocolate artistry and products.

Following the successful launch of its first regional kiosk in Meadowhall, Nespresso (pictured), the market leader in premium portioned coffee, will open a permanent 1,200 sq ft store in Park Lane.

Department store, House of Fraser, will undergo refurbishments completing in September this year and introduce new brands to the store including Kate Spade and Ralph Lauren handbags.

These lettings and redesigns complement the centre’s £60m refurbishment which is currently underway, as well as the £16m retailer investment made by 42 brands that have redesigned stores since the start of the refurbishment last year. A further 31 store reformat projects are currently taking place, due to complete in line with the culmination of the refurbishment programme towards the end of the year.

Richard Crowther, Asset Manager for British Land, said, “Our strategy is to ensure Meadowhall’s offer reflects consumers’ changing modern lifestyles. Attracting these premium brands to the line-up achieves this objective and is a great endorsement of the enhanced environment we and our occupiers are creating at the centre.”

The news also complements a strong period of leasing at Meadowhall which included the announcement of the UK flagship for Second Cup.