St James Quarter, the recently opened city centre retail destination in Edinburgh, has announced the signing of Hamleys.

Set to open in the coming weeks, the toy giant will take 2,475sq ft in the Scottish capital’s 1.7 million sq ft mixed-use development being delivered by Nuveen Real Estate, which includes 850,000sq ft of retail space and is also home to John Lewis.

Chris Pyne, director of retail at Nuveen Real Estate commented: “The Hamleys brand has been a staple of the British shopping scene for over 260 years, and we are thrilled to add it to our line-up. Hamleys will further diversify the great mix of international brands and popular local names at St James Quarter as we seek to build further on our exceptional shopping offer.”

Mr. Sumeet Yadav, chief executive officer – global retail business of Reliance Brands, added: “We are delighted to open at St James Quarter. Every year more than 10 million families visit us across the world for a unique Hamleys experience. I’m sure children will build lasting memories of fun and joy while adults will relive memories of their childhood at Hamleys in Edinburgh.”

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