Hammerson has confirmed that Victoria Gate, its £165m development in Leeds – including anchor tenant John Lewis – will open its doors to the public on Thursday 20th October.
Victoria Gate will become part of the new 53,400 sqm (575,000 sqft) Victoria Estate shopping district, which also includes Leeds' Victoria Quarter arcades.
The scheme is currently 74% pre-let.
Robin Dobson, director retail development at Hammerson, says: "Ideally timed for pre-Christmas trade, we are delighted to bring this new and iconic retail destination to Leeds and one that is set to be the largest premium retail and leisure destination outside of London. We look forward to disclosing further detail about the launch celebrations shortly."
James Prince, head of branch at John Lewis Leeds, adds: "I can't wait for John Lewis Leeds to open its doors for the first time. It's our most service and experiential led shop to date, as we continue to offer more for customers that can't be replicated online. My new team of partners are really looking forward to serving the people of Leeds and welcoming everyone on opening day."