Colliers International appointed by Hines as retail leasing agent for Manchester’s Royal Exchange

The Grade II-listed Royal Exchange – home to the renowned Royal Exchange Theatre – provides a total of 100,000 sq ft of retail space. Following a comprehensive £15m refurbishment, it has already attracted leading brands including French Connection, Watches of Switzerland and premium menswear store, Lanigan & Hulme which have joined existing occupiers such as Hotel Chocolat, Molton Brown and Lush.

Colliers is tasked with identifying new brands for available space across Royal Exchange Arcade, Market Street, Cross Street, Old Bank Street, St Ann’s Street and Exchange Street.

Sharon Bloodworth, Director of Shopping Centre Asset Management for Hines UK, said: “We are delighted to bring Colliers on board at Royal Exchange to compliment the work being undertaken by Metis Real Estate. Their strong presence in central London and across some of London’s best retail assets will help us access international and national brands, a key target for us, as we continue to diversify the tenant mix and deliver a truly iconic retail environment within the city.”

Colliers Retail Agency Director, Lloyd Entwistle, comments: “We are targeting best-in-class independents and luxury retailers for the opportunity to trade in this unique environment behind a striking listed façade.

“The flexibility of unit sizes at the Royal Exchange enables us to consider a wide range of retailers and positions the Royal Exchange as the home of exclusive new brands in an iconic setting in the heart of Manchester.”

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Lloyd Entwistle

Director | Agency & Development

London - West End

Lloyd specialises in leasing and development advice nationally. He focuses on driving performance of prime assets through active asset management for a wide range of institutional and private landlords, property companies and developers.

With 15 years experience in the retail market Lloyd focuses on the top regional towns and cities accross the country. In this ever evolving market place Lloyd has advised on the re-development of large blocks and department stores to incorporate a mix of uses throughout the UK including retail, leisure, hotels and residential.



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