Swedish car brand Polestar opens at Touchwood




Polestar's store in Touchwood, Solihull
Polestar’s store in Touchwood, Solihull

Swedish electric car brand Polestar has opened its first Midlands outlet at Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull.

The electric automotive manufacturer has taken 5,100 sq ft of space on a new ten-year lease to showcase its technology and immersive in-store experience.

This letting follows the recent opening by luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer which is trading from a 1,620 sq ft store within the centre’s Crescent Arcade.

The deal with Polestar is part of a wider diversification of the retail offer at the town centre site following the buyout last year by US property investor The Ardent Companies and the appointment of Sovereign Centros as asset manager to drive improvements there.



Tickets for the Birmingham BusinessLive Awards in association with Birmingham Post 2022 are now on sale.

The annual ceremony takes place on Friday March 18 at the ICC in Birmingham and will celebrate the city’s finest businesses, individuals and organisations and crown our overall Company of the Year.

The evening will be a celebration of not only business excellence but a chance to re-connect with your networks following two years of coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions.

We will also have live music from The Tzars. Click through here to learn more and purchase tickets.

If you have any questions or to enquire about sponsorship please email [email protected] and follow the hashtag #BBLA for updates on social media.

Earlier this month, Touchwood was also named business of the year at the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Awards.

Andrew Hilston, managing director of Ardent, said: “We are delighted to welcome Polestar to Touchwood.

“It is an innovative industry leader and will bring an entirely new offering to our tenant lineup, in tandem with Tag Heuer.

“The next few months are an exciting time for Touchwood as it prepares to play a leading role in the council’s ambitious growth plans, especially with the 2022 Commonwealth Games just round the corner, during which Solihull will host over half of the events.”



Email newsletters

BusinessLive is your home for business news from across the West Midlands including Birmingham, the Black Country, Solihull, Coventry and Staffordshire.

Click through here to sign up for our daily email newsletter and also view the broad range of other bulletins we offer including weekly sector-specific updates.

We will also send out ‘Breaking News’ emails for any stories which must be seen right away.

LinkedIn

For all the latest stories, views and polls, follow our BusinessLive West Midlands LinkedIn page here.



Source link