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Albion Centre welcomes CEX and Shoe Zone

TWO high street retailers have committed to new stores at the Albion Centre in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, in deals overseen by commercial property agency Innes England.

Both technology retailer CEX and footwear brand Shoe Zone, have acquired units of 2,024 sq ft and 2,363 sq ft respectively at the regional shopping centre.

The Albion Centre is anchored by a 25,000 sq ft B&M store with other occupiers including; Sports Direct, Costa, Superdrug, Card Factory, Savers, Thomson, SELECT, Rymans, GAME and Farmfoods.

Ben Taylor, head of retail at Innes England, said: “We are really pleased to be welcoming two new retailers to the Albion Centre, which continues to be a popular for shoppers in Ilkeston’s town centre. The central location, access to the main high street and parking are key attributes to those retailers in the centre.

“Both of these lettings are great news for Ilkeston, as these new openings are the first for CEX and Shoe Zone in the town”.

CEX was founded in London in 1992 and buys, sells and exchanges a range of technology and entertainment products; while Shoe Zone is a leading footwear retailer, with over 500 stores across the UK and Ireland.

The Albion Centre is managed by Schroder UK Real Estate Investment Trust.

Harry Pickering, investment manager at Schroders, commented: “The Albion Centre is continuing to perform well, with our offering continually being diversified with new lettings to retailers such as CEX and Shoe Zone. We are extremely pleased to welcome both of these brands to Ilkeston and are delighted they have selected the Albion Centre as their new location.”

Innes England is jointly marketing the units at the Albion Centre alongside JLL.

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