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Deichmann to open 5,200 sq ft store at Touchwood Solihull in late spring

Tom Bottomley
04 March 2021

German footwear retailer Deichmann has signed a deal with Lend Lease Retail Partnership (LLRP), a fund managed by Lendlease, on a new 5,200 sq ft store at Touchwood Solihull shopping centre in the West Midlands, due to open in late spring, 2021.

The new store is located opposite the Schuh and EE stores on the Crescent Arcade at the shopping centre.

Deichmann opened its first store in the UK in 2001 and has over 100 stores the length and breadth of the country, with a flagship store at Westfield London, selling men’s, women’s and children’s footwear from brands such as Adidas, Nike, Puma, Fila, Bench, Hush Puppies and Skechers, as well as own-brands Graceland, Catwalk, Borelli and 5th Avenue.

Guy Thomas, Head of Retail at Lendlease, said: “Signing Deichmann is hopefully the first of more positive news as we move through 2021, and securing them in this market is testament to what Touchwood has to offer. It has been a challenging 12 months, but deals have continued within the centre apace as we look to ensure Touchwood maintains its appeal when retail starts to re-open, and customers return in due course.”

Andy Underwood, Director for Deichmann, added: “We're delighted to have exchanged on Touchwood. Solihull is a great location, and we look forward to welcoming customers into our new store later this year. Our fantastic value-for-money footwear and accessories offer something for all the family. We're happy we can do our part to support British high streets and shopping centres in the current climate.”

Deichmann is the market leader in the German and European shoe trade and has been a family business since 1913. It has 3,700 branches in 24 countries and employs around 37,300 people worldwide.

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