SCOTT ARMS SHOPPING CENTRE WELCOMES THREE NEW TENANTS15/09/2017
Dominos Pizza has opened a new takeaway at Scott Arms shopping centre in Great Barr this week – one of three new stores opening there.
LCP, which owns and manages the shopping centre, has spent £200,000 reconfiguring three units to accommodate the new stores after Dominos agreed a 20-year lease for a 2,066 sq ft unit, which will also have seating for customers.
Dignity, one of the largest providers of funeral services in the country, has signed a 10-year lease for a 1,400 sq ft unit, while Card Factory is also now open after signing a five-year lease for a 1684 sq ft unit.
With the arrival of the new tenants, Scott Arms is now fully let, said Jo Salmon, LCP’s retail portfolio manager.
“We are very pleased that our improvements, which include introducing free 90-minute parking in January, has attracted these strong brands to the Scott Arms shopping centre,” she said.
“Footfall has increased since the free, time-limited parking was brought in, and this has not only boosted the local economy but it has also enabled us to attract these three nationally known names. Having a full complement of tenants also demonstrates that this is an important retail centre for the people of Great Barr.”
Other improvements at the shopping centre include a car park extension, upgraded landscaping and common parts. New signage is also to be installed.
Scott Arms has more than 30,000 daily passing vehicles – potentially 11 million customers a year. It is prominently located at the crossroads of the A34 Birmingham/Walsall Road, which connects Birmingham with Walsall, and the A4041 connecting West Bromwich and Sutton Coldfield. Junction 7 of the M6 is just over half a mile north of the Scott Arms. Occupiers include Iceland, Greggs, Well Pharmacy and Ladbrokes.