Topshop confirms it is to open in ‘stunning glass pavilion’ in Friars Square

An artist's impression of the new pavilion
An artist's impression of the new pavilion

Topshop has officially confirmed it will be opening a store in Aylesbury.

Rumours have been circulating since Friars Square announced a ‘leading international fashion brand’ would be occupying the main unit in its new cental pavilion which is currently being built.

An artist's impression of the new Friars Square development

An artist's impression of the new Friars Square development

The store has now confirmed it will be opening a store in the shopping centre in October.

Topshop will occupy the main 5,000sq ft store in the £2 million redevelopment and sell men and women’s clothes.

Andy Margieson, Friars Square centre manager, said: “This commitment is another strong fashion statement for Friars Square coming on top of the opening H&M’s major new store and following on from Blue Inc’s arrival. It will set a new standard for our fashion offer and extend the choice for customers even further.”

A number of the existing retailers, including Network News and the Fragrance Shop will continue trading in Friars Square during the development and open new stores in the pavilion.

Sharon Bloodworth, of Friars Square asset manager Grosvenor, said it was ‘fantastic news’.

She said: “We’re investing heavily to improve the shopping environment and offer in Friars Square. We’ve improved the main mall from Market Square with H&M and now we’re transforming the central square with a stunning glass pavilion and new fascias and frontages.

“Having another leading fashion brand in the central space and the new H&M in the mall to add to our improving retail line-up will be fantastic and we’re working on attracting even more great brands to Friars Square.”