Hammerson announces opening date for Union Square (UK)

Union Square, Hammerson's latest retail regeneration scheme will open to the public on the October 29, 2009.


Hammerson's Union Square development in Aberdeen.

The development is bringing over 1,000 retail and leisure jobs to Aberdeen as well as new retailers to the city.
Over 4,000 people have signed up to the Jobs for U employment and training program and over 1,000 people have applied online for employment opportunities within the scheme.

Union Square comprises a main covered mall with glazed atrium as well as a premium, retail park and will be the first combined retail offer of this kind in Scotland. The development is integrated with Aberdeen's transport hub including the train and bus stations which are used by over 2.5 million passengers a year.

Leading the fashion and lifestyle line up at the 65,000-m² scheme are Apple, Bestseller, Cult, Zara, M&S, Miss Selfridge, Warehouse, Next and Mamas & Papas.

Recently signed Japanese favourite Yo! Sushi joins other restaurant brands including ASK, Nandos, Chiquito, Frankie & Bennys. Cineworld and Jurys Inn complete the leisure element of the scheme.

Commenting on the announcement Sheila King, Head of Retail Leasing for Hammerson said: "There is a real buzz surrounding the scheme and the number of new retailers we have secured for the city. We are on track with delivery and announcing the launch date comes ahead of our open day on Sunday, when local people have the opportunity for a preview of the scheme in advance of opening.

"Retailers have been consistently impressed with both the city and our scheme. With the new retail and leisure offer provided by Union Square, Aberdeen will offer visitors a well-rounded destination, which is vital in attracting a more widespread and loyal consumer base for our retailers."

Source: Hammerson

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