Several retail organisations have expressed interest in the units, including the site of the city’s former T.J. Hughes department store which covers a significant two storey section of the site. A kiosk, a single unit and a double unit are also vacant.
“Not surprisingly, there seems to be a great deal of interest in the units but we are not in a position to announce new tenants yet,” said Mr Allen. Of course, the identity of the interested parties will remain confidential.
“However the Forum’s location at the very heart of the city is just one of a number of important factors that make it an attractive proposition for any retail entrepreneur. Our reputation as a value for money shopping destination is bonus and our accessibility in terms of public transport is also an important positive.
“Also, the Forum has been an important shopping destination for the people in and around Chester since the 1960s when it first opened. Of course the site has been redeveloped since then, but it remains a retail landmark in the city and that makes it even more valuable to entrepreneurs looking for a site for their new business concerns.”
Recent footfall figures for the Forum have also confirmed that it remains a popular shopping destination with the public despite the economic challenges of recent years.
“We continue to attract a good cross section of the shopping community thanks to the range of retail outlets in our centre,” added Mr Lawrence. “The Forum is also a very safe and well run shopping centre which is appreciated by our loyal shoppers.”
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