New property management team at Chapelfield Norwich

Norwich’s Chapelfield shopping centre announced its new property team yesterday (29th September), the first stage of a number of changes coming to the former intu location.

LaSalle Investment Management has been appointed as asset managers, with Savills taking over the property management and commercialisation. The letting agents remain as Lunson Mitchenall and Francis Darrah, and Norwich-based agency FOUR is handling the centre’s marketing, branding and PR.

LaSalle’s team will be headed up by Rebecca Gates, Head of Asset Management. She said: “Chapelfield is and will remain the jewel in Norwich’s popular retail crown and we are very pleased indeed to have been appointed as the centre’s asset managers. We are looking forward to taking Chapelfield forward and tackling head on the many opportunities and challenges ahead.

“Footfall has remained very robust over the last few months and new brands have signed up over the summer, with Escape Hunt having opened last week and shoe retailer Deichmann arriving soon.”

Centre manager, Paul McCarthy, added: “Chapelfield’s new property management team is well placed to continue the centre’s success as the region’s premier retail destination. Our on-site team is looking forward to working with them and has huge optimism about the future.”

Chapelfield attracts an annual footfall of 15 million and has 91 units over 530,000 sq ft in the centre of Norwich.

Hayley Gisborne, director at Lunson Mitchenall’s leasing team added: “Chapelfield is a very attractive draw for national brands, thanks to its high footfall and wide catchment area. We are excited to be continuing to work on such a great scheme.”