The announcement comes from LGIM Real Assets (Legal and General), which revealed that the new unit will operate over 11,000 sq ft, with two trading levels of space.
Following the centre’s refurbishment in 2015, this development will mean that 95% of the units are now trading. The retailer said the opening will be a “welcome addition” to the 260 River Island stores currently operating across the UK and Ireland, as well as internationally across Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
James Whitehill, a senior fund manager at LGIM retail assets, said: “River Island is a household name and one of the most popular, exciting, relevant and well-known high street brands. The fact it will be operating across two floors in a central location in the mall will really add to the shopping experience at Grosvenor Shopping Northampton.”
A River Island representative added: “The new flagship River Island store will provide a fantastic fashion experience for visitors to Northampton. This latest opening is part of River Island’s plans to have a presence in the best locations, at the best retail and leisure schemes, and Grosvenor Shopping Northampton undoubtedly falls into that category.
“We’re keen to continue to innovate the in-store experience we provide, and are looking forward to expanding and showcasing our latest products and in-store concepts to the community ahead of winter.”