Waterside Shopping Centre is set to welcome another leading retailer to Lincoln.
Skechers, the global leader in performance and lifestyle footwear, has taken out a ten year lease on a new shop in the centre.
Contracts were signed this month on the 1,500 square feet unit, which sits opposite Goldsmiths and next to Three on the High Street level.
The store, which will be open before Christmas, will be Skechers 58th UK store and will offer the brand’s renowned footwear.
The store opening will create 12 new jobs, with Skechers due to start the recruitment process in the next few weeks.
Currently, the closest Skechers stores to Lincoln are in Nottingham and Sheffield.
Simon Hussy from Skechers Head Office said: “Lincoln is a growing and rapidly changing city, and we’re really looking forward to opening there.
“The Waterside Centre is a fantastic shopping centre and popular with people of all ages, who, at the moment have to travel for about an hour to visit one of our stores.
“We’re keen to change that.”
Dean Cross, General Manager at the Waterside Centre, added: “The news that Skechers will be coming to the Waterside is another fantastic story.”
“A lot of people have put in a great deal of time and effort to make this happen, and it shows once again that Lincoln, and the centre, in particular, are very attractive propositions to national and international retail brands.”
Arcadia has also started its 12 week fit out programme for the new Topshop Topman store which is due to open in July and a refresh of the High Street entrance has started, with work to improve the Waterside entrance about to commence shortly.