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Shoppers in Wythenshawe are to benefit from the arrival of two national retailers to the town centre, bringing more choice to the area and adding to the town’s growing portfolio of brands.

Wynsors World of Shoes and CEX Games Exchange have signed 10 year leases with St. Modwen, Town Centre Manager and Developer, which also announced plans for an extension to the Swan Walk Parade last year.

The retailers will occupy 8,500 sq ft in the main Birtles shopping parade and are set to join existing tenants including JD Sports, Boots, Costa Coffee, Argos and Asda.

The Wythenshawe town centre development has long provided a variety of choice and quality retail for the local residents. Since entering a joint venture arrangement with Manchester City Council in 1997, St. Modwen has been working on a development plan to bring about the town centre’s regeneration. Wythenshawe Town Centre now comprises almost 360,000 sq ft of retail floor space, anchored by Asda, Argos, Boots, Home Bargains, Iceland and Wilkinson.

Steven Knowles, Development Director at St. Modwen, said: “We are thrilled that Wythenshawe Town Centre is continuing to attract national, big name brands, which is testament to the success of the shopping centre and our track record for strong footfall and growth. National retailers are continuing to recognise that, in this challenging marketplace, towns such as Wythenshawe give them the ability to connect with customers at a local level. This, coupled with our active calendar of events at the centre, makes the area an attractive proposition.

“With the Christmas shopping period coming up, it is great be able to provide local residents with an even wider variety of retailers, and I’m delighted to add Wynsors World of Shoes and CEX Games Exchange to our expanding portfolio.”

St. Modwen was granted planning permission to extend the existing Swan Walk Parade with an additional 7,500 sq ft of retail space at the end of 2012. Wythenshawe Town Centre reported record numbers of shoppers in 2012, with footfall reaching six million visitors. The centre looks set to achieve record numbers again in the build-up to Christmas, with upcoming events such as the Christmas Light Spectacular set to attract large numbers.