Thursday, 20th September 2018
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Commercial property agent Lambert Smith Hampton has announced that over 60 jobs have been created in Waterford’s City Square Shopping Centre in the last six months as a series of new lettings have followed the completion of a multi-million euro redevelopment project.

Starbucks will become the latest new tenant when it opens a flagship store at the shopping centre in March 2018. The global coffee chain has secured a 1,800 sq. m. unit in the Food Hall.

The redevelopment project saw the creation of a large 17,000 sq. ft. retail unit over two levels as well as the modernisation of public areas and the reconfiguring of several units to improve shopper experience and facilitate modern retailer requirements.

Located in the heart of Waterford, City Square is laid out over two main retail floors and comprises a two storey Dunnes Stores food and clothing store, a two storey Debenhams and 34 retail units and kiosks. The centre has the benefit of direct access to approximately 450 car parking spaces over two basement levels. Other retailers include River Island, Peter Mark, Eir/ Meteor and Holland & Barrett. The centre attracts an average weekly footfall of approximately 110,000.

Starbucks will be joining recently opened Chopped, in the Food Hall. Other new lettings in the centre in the last six months include JD Sports, Carraig Donn, Inglot and Bookstation.

Niall Delmar, surveyor at Lambert Smith Hampton, said: "We are excited to confirm that a global brand has chosen City Square as its newest flagship location in Waterford. Starbucks will be a welcome addition to anchor the food and beverage offering and we expect a high level of anticipation ahead of its opening. Our Food Hall is now almost fully let with one unit in negotiations and another available to let.

"The shopping centre has undergone an impressive transformation recently. We are speaking to a number of other exciting retailers for a variety of units which range in size, including a two-storey space that fronts on to Arundel Square. Our intention is to continue to welcome local, national and international brands to the centre with the primary focus being the multi-space user unit."

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