Iceland warms up Eden Square
Frozen food specialist, and one of Britain’s fastest-growing retailers, Iceland is moving into 7,500 sq ft premises in phase two of Eden Square development in Urmston town centre.
Iceland, recognised as one of the best companies to work for in the UK, is a brand new retailer to the Urmston area, and its introduction to Eden Square follows the recent announcements of Aldi and Quality Save as tenants.
Phase two of Eden Square is now 85% pre-let and this latest letting leaves just 3,000 sq ft of space available in phase two of the development. Ask is currently concluding detailed discussions with the main contractor for a start date on site.
Leon Guyett, development director at Ask Developments, said: “It is great to be able to finally announce the arrival of Iceland. We have been in dialogue with Iceland for some time and have worked together to adapt the plans in order to accommodate the supermarket into the scheme. Iceland is a fantastic addition both to Eden Square and to the wider shopping offer in Urmston.”
Iceland spokesperson said: “We are always looking for new opportunities and Eden Square, Urmston, fills a gap in our coverage to the west of Manchester giving us the opportunity to serve this community. Our retail offer will fit nicely alongside existing and new retailers at Eden Square and I’m sure the residents of Urmston will make good use of our home delivery service. We look forward to working with Ask Developments to bring about the earliest possible store opening.”
The significant progress made on phase two of the multi-million pound development, being undertaken by Ask Developments in partnership with Trafford Council, has also encouraged renewed interest in phase one.
Executive Councillor Mike Cornes said: “I am delighted that we are able to announce Iceland as the third major retailer to commit to phase two and that the second phase is now more than 80% let.
“These lettings add significant weight to Urmston as a retail destination and will complement those shopping facilities already operating in phase one, which include a mix of local and national retailers; Costa Coffee, Thorntons, Boots, Greggs, Hallmark, HD Studio and William Hill are all trading. I look forward to seeing work progressing and Iceland, Aldi and Quality Save joining the existing phase one retailers at Eden Square. “