Gloucester Quays follows record 2022 with Timberland opening

Peel L&P has announced the opening of international footwear and lifestyle retailer, Timberland, at Gloucester Quays, the South West’s premier outlet and dining destination.

Timberland’s new 2,110 sq ft unit, opposite sports and outdoor brand The North Face, stocks a complete outlet collection with a focus on their iconic footwear, including boots, shoes, and trainers. It is also home to menswear and womenswear ranges, alongside accessories from bags to sunglasses to socks.

The signing of Timberland, as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world-renowned Original Timberland Boot, comes in direct response to customer demand for the brand from Gloucester Quays’ visitors, following a series of surveys in 2022. The destination continues to have incredibly strong performance across its footwear and sportswear brands, with Timberland now having joined the likes of Adidas, Clarks, and Skechers.

Paul Carter, Asset Director at Peel L&P, commented: “Adding Timberland to our retail mix showcases two things: performance at Gloucester Quays creates a compelling reason for leading brands to join us; and we genuinely listen to our customers when it comes to shaping the destination. This is an iconic brand and one that understands the outlet experience, so naturally we are delighted to have worked with them to bring this new store to life.”

Ignacio Abadias, Real Estate Manager EMEA at Timberland, added: “Gloucester Quays is a great outlet in such a beautiful location, from the waterside setting to the heritage of some of its buildings. It’s amazing to now be open and trading, as we bring our world-famous footwear and clothing collections to the Gloucester Quays customer.”

The signing of Timberland follows a hugely successful 2022 for Gloucester Quays, with retail sales up 8% compared with 2019, and December outperforming the same month in 2021 by 18%. Gloucester Quays has also announced this year that it, alongside Quayside MediaCity in Salford, one of the first two retail destinations of its kind to achieve ‘Net Zero Carbon – Operational Energy’ in line with UKGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework.