High demand from international retailers at M&G Real Estate’s Culver Square

Following a run of new lettings M&G Real Estate has now fully let its Culver Square shopping centre in the historic market town of Colchester. Three new deals have been agreed with leading retailers including Flying Tiger Copenhagen, Hotel Chocolat and The Fragrance Shop.

Global Danish design retailer, Flying Tiger, and British chocolatier and cocoa grower, Hotel Chocolate will occupy a 2,779 sq ft and a 1,893 sq ft respectively – both on 10-year leases. The Fragrance Shop has taken a 576 sq ft store on a 5-year lease. The town centre provides over 1 million sq ft of retail accommodation, of which close to a third is accounted for by Culver Square.

Rupert Milne, Asset Manager at M&G Real Estate, comments: “By reachingfull capacity, it is clear that Culver Square is meeting the needs of evolving occupiers by offering modern retail spaces. New lettings with national and international names complement our existing strong line-up of brands, reinforcing the centre as the main retail destination in the heart of Colchester.”

Peter Harris, Co-Founder at Hotel Chocolat, adds: “We are thrilled to be expanding our portfolio with the launch of our first café store in Colchester. Ideally placed in the heart of the city, it promises to offer customers the perfect retreat, serving our signature cocoa-based drinks.”

Green & Partners and Cushman & Wakefield represented M&G Real Estate. Rob Alston Retail acted on behalf of Tiger. MMX represented Hotel Chocolat and Brasier Freeth acted for The Fragrance Shop.