Brasier Freeth appointed as joint leasing agents for Atria, Watford.

We are pleased to announce our appointment as leasing agents to the Atria shopping centre scheme, working alongside Global Mutual and Lunson Mitchenall.

Atria comprises circa 1.4m sq.ft of retail, leisure and catering accommodation, with 166 stores and 2770 car parking spaces. Major stores include M&S, Next, Apple, Zara, Uniqlo Hollister, H&M and Superdry.

Damian Sumner, Partner at Brasier Freeth commented: ‘We are absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to work on this exciting asset. We are joining the team at a really good time with so much ongoing leasing activity, based on a platform of international, national and local retailers that are all thriving.

This in turn is driving strong levels of demand both from new brands and a number of retailers wanting to upsize in the scheme. There will be announcements to follow on best in class fashion and leisure occupiers that have recently been secured for Atria.

With Brasier Freeth being traditionally based in Watford, we have seen the development of the scheme over a long period of time and as such, we are very much looking forward to being part of what comes next.

Steven Gray, European Retail Asset Management at Global Mutual commented: As consumers re-assess their lifestyle patterns, there are significant opportunities for Watford as a premium London satellite town. Investment in the town centre streetscape provides an improved environment for our customer base drawn from NW London, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire affluent catchments. We have chosen Brasier Freeth to work alongside Lunson Mitchenall based on the fact that the company have embedded knowledge and strong relationships both on a local and national basis.