Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has signed two new tenants to the Grand Arcade in Cambridge.

JD Sports will be taking 14,200 sq ft on the ground floor and basement, while  Beaverbrooks will take 2,500 sq ft on the prime mall, with an adjoining TAG Heuer boutique.

Elsewhere in the shopping centre, menswear retailer Charles Tyrwhitt is relocating to a larger 1,250 sq ft unit on the ground floor, following a successful year of trading.

The new arrivals will be moving into the prime mall area and will be adjacent to the likes of John Lewis, Apple, Mango and Skechers.

Martin Macwhinnie, centre manager for the Grand Arcade said: “Our mission is to continue developing a prime retail mix, which meets the lifestyle choices of our customers and to continue styling Cambridge, so we’re delighted to be seeing a lot of renewed interest from prime retail brands in taking space at the Grand Arcade.

“These latest lettings of JD Sports, Beaverbrooks & TAG Heuer demonstrate our continued ability to attract the best national and international brands that our customers expect to find here.”

Anna Blackburn, managing director at Beaverbrooks, said: “We’re thrilled to be expanding our Beaverbrooks portfolio to include Cambridge, alongside our long-running and valued partner TAG Heuer with the opening of an adjoining boutique.

The Grand Arcade is the perfect location to open our doors and reach new customers, and we look forward to providing outstanding levels of personal customer service, expertise and passion for diamonds, luxury watches and fine jewellery – for our customers, both in Cambridge and further afield.”

James Air, head of group acquisitions at JD Sports said: “It has been a pleasure to secure a major new store in Cambridge with USS, which is more than double the size of our current store. We will be able to stock a significantly wider range of brands and very much look forward to opening for this Christmas.”

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