Author: Heidi Roberts, 08 September 2017

Miranda Botcherby and Cathy Fenning at The Lexicon Bracknell

FSP Associate Consultants Miranda Botcherby and Cathy Fenning joined the throngs as The Lexicon in Bracknell opened to the world.

When I spoke to them last night, their enthusiasm for the scheme reverberated down the phone line.

Wow! It looks fantastic

The Lexicon Bracknell

Having been involved in this transformative development, they knew what to expect in layout and offer, but seeing it live and kicking trumped the theory by a mile.  A wonderful experience for them, and indeed all of the crowds who flocked.

Bracknell Forest Council had thought about the identity of this centre.  Working with the Bracknell Regeneration Partnership (a 50:50 joint venture between Legal & General Capital and Schroder UK Real Estate Fund), they had truly delivered a multi-sensory experience for the visitors, with a great brand line-up and interactive opportunities across the whole centre, from utilising currently vacant units as active space, to providing a wall which played musical chimes as you ran your hand along it.

Those vacant units won’t last long though; with the Centre already 92% pre-let by floor area, leasing opportunities are going fast.

This doesn’t surprise Miranda: 

There were massive misconceptions among retailers about what Bracknell has to offer. It is a hugely affluent area with a growing catchment and The Lexicon will help reposition the town

Miranda Botcherby

Bills at the Lexicon

The well thought-out scheme, reflecting nature with greenness and light is not just a place to shop. The scheme is due to open The Deck, a dedicated food and leisure quarter, in Spring 2019. This will further enhance the scheme’s position as an integrated retail and leisure scheme that will draw visitors far and wide. 

Fenwick at The Lexicon 

On opening day, Fenwick, the full-line flagship department store, was insanely busy, offering wonderful brands and an atmosphere akin to Selfridges in London. Developing the feel-good factor, the whole centre had great finishing touches continuing the nature theme, tempting the visitors to stay and then return for more.

Miranda and Cathy are buzzing from the opening day experience and FSP is delighted to continue to support the development of The Lexicon and the leisure development the Deck, within the scheme.

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