JD Sports Coming to Eastgate!

Eastgate has announced that specialist sports and fashion retailer JD will be opening a major store in the shopping centre this year.

JD has signed a new lease on a 7,691 sq ft unit. The large two-floor shop will be created from four units, two on the ground floor and two directly above on the mall’s first floor.

As part of the changes, childrenswear retailer Base is expanding into a larger unit on the ground floor opposite Debenhams.

Eastgate manager Ian Clark said: “JD is always a big draw thanks to its wide appeal for shoppers looking for great sportswear and leading fashion. It’s great for Eastgate and our shoppers that such a major national retailer is creating what will be a super shop.

We’ll be letting everyone know when JD will be open. First, Base will make its move to a bigger unit before work will start on creating the new two-floor store. We wish both retailers great success in their exciting futures at Eastgate.

James Air, JD Group Acquisitions Manager, commented: “Moving into Eastgate was an easy decision for us to make given the proven strength and popularity of the scheme.

Our premium new store will replace the Town Square shop which we have been looking to relocate and improve from for some time.

We will continue to trade two stores in the town given how loyal our customer base is, with the new Eastgate store complementing the existing Westgate Park scheme.”