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St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist and owner of Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, has signed a deal with Clarks. The shoe retailer has taken the 7,073 sq ft former Woolworths unit on the ground floor for its Factory Division leaving just a few units remaining.

Speaking about the partnership, Julie Lambden, Head of Factory Shopping at Clarks, said: “We are pleased to be returning to Elephant and Castle having been away from the centre for a few months. The shopping centre is an excellent hub from which to trade and we look forward to welcoming back members of the local community this winter.”

James Stockdale, development manager at St. Modwen, said: “This is really positive news. It’s excellent to see that national retailers continue to recognise Elephant and Castle’s trading potential with its consistently high number of customers.

“It’s exciting to see the centre continually progress with its strong variety of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities. The addition of a household name specialising in footwear complements the existing traders well and it will undoubtedly be a significant attraction for the scheme.”

Notes to Editors:

Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre

Elephant and Castle is a mixed-use centre comprising 135,000 sq ft of retail, 90,000 sq ft of offices and 90,000 sq ft of leisure facilities.

Acquired by St. Modwen in 2002, the centre is situated at the heart of the wider Elephant and Castle regeneration area in south London, the wholesale redevelopment of which is being pursued by Southwark Council and its strategic development partner, Lend Lease. Southwark’s vision for the area represents one of the most exciting and ambitious schemes in Europe, in which St. Modwen has a major strategic landholding.

St. Modwen Properties PLC

St. Modwen is the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, operating across the full spectrum of the property industry through a network of six regional offices and a Birmingham-based head office. The company is wholly focused upon regeneration with expertise in brownfield land renewal, town centre regeneration, partnering with industry, Innovation Centres and education projects.