25th April 2018
TWO NEW TENANTS CREATE 35 JOBS AT ONE STOP SHOPPING
Two new tenants are set to create a total of 35 new jobs at One Stop Shopping in Perry Barr this week, as Costa Coffee and The Food Warehouse become the latest additions to the scheme.
Costa Coffee, will open the doors of its new coffee shop in Perry Bar on Friday 27th April, bringing its famous Mocha Italia blend to local coffee lovers. A total of 10 new jobs will be been created by the new store opening. The Food Warehouse by Iceland, which is embarking on an ambitious growth strategy, has already arrived to the scheme creating 25 new jobs.
With 2,000 coffee shops in the UK and more than 1,180 in 30 overseas markets, Costa Coffee is the UK’s favourite coffee shop, having been awarded “Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in the UK and Ireland" by Allegra Strategies for eight years running. Founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, Costa Coffee has diversified into both the at-home and gourmet self-serve markets. Costa Coffee is the latest in a series of new entrants to One Stop Shopping, which has also recently welcomed The Gym Group to the retail park.
One Stop Shopping is a substantial shopping centre and retail park located in the suburb of Perry Barr, comprising 380,000 sq.ft. of retail floor space on a site extending to almost 28 acres. It is anchored by Asda, M&S Outlet and Wilko. Other notable retailers include Nike, Argos, Boots, Sports Direct and New Look.
Roberto Sciacovelli, Costa store manager, said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming customers to our new store when it opens and being an active part of the local community in Perry Bar, getting involved with events; providing the store as a meeting place and helping with fundraising. The new store has been fitted out as part of our new store proposition so we are particularly excited for the opening and unveiling of this design and layout.”
Mark Burbridge, centre manager of One Stop Shopping, said: “Costa Coffee will be a fantastic addition to our food and beverage offering. The brand is very well-known and we have no doubt that people will be pleased to see doors open later this week. We are also delighted to welcome The Food Warehouse, another very popular tenant.
“One Stop Shopping has had a busy period recently and in the last 16 months we have welcomed JD Sports, The Gym, Mattressman, The Works, Kuki and The Ginger Tree Boutique to the scheme. Not only has this created many new jobs for the local economy, we are also anticipating an increase in footfall to the centre. We are constantly looking at ways to keep our line up fresh and interesting and we have already had a great start to this year.”
One Stop Shopping Centre, Perry Barr is asset managed by Sovereign Centros.