Fabulous news for Whitewater & Newbridge!

Whitewater Shopping Centre are delighted to announce that Frasers Group will become the new anchor tenant at the Centre and will occupy two levels of premium retail space. The Frasers Group will bring a dynamic retail destination and will boast an unrivalled range of beauty, fashion, premium and contemporary accessories, and designer childrenswear. Focusing on experience, brands and service, Frasers will bring a world-class beauty hall alongside an impressive ready-to-wear offering that will include a comprehensive mix of hundreds of brands.
Sports Direct, opening later this year on the upper level, will boast the very best in sports brands with an unrivalled selection for men’s, women’s and kids and will include sections dedicated to disciplines such as running, football and outdoors.
Ingrid Ryan, General Manager of Whitewater Shopping Centre said “We welcome this significant development for the Centre and the market in general, especially at a time when bricks and mortar retail has been challenged by both the pandemic and the changing face of retail. A letting of this scale is a fantastic boost for Whitewater and the Kildare retail market. The new department store will include Sports Direct on the upper level, and will open in late 2021, and on the lower level there will be a broad offering of departments which will open early 2022”.
The opening of a new department store is an exciting new development for the Centre and will complement the existing retail mix at Whitewater which includes fashion, film and food. Furthermore, the arrival of Frasers Group is a good strategic fit for the sustainable ethos of the Centre as we are both likeminded in our corporate social responsibility and the impact our business has on the environment.
The new Frasers department store in Whitewater and another at Mahon Point in Cork, will be the first for the group in Ireland. James France, Head of Global Leasehold Property at Frasers Group said: “These new sites mark as a pivotal moment for the group as we continue to demonstrate our commitment to bricks-and-mortar and prove our investment into major retail destinations and the retail market in Ireland. Frasers Group is dedicated to bringing an unrivalled shopping experience to customers and, importantly, will bring a significant number of jobs with both openings”.
Whitewater Shopping Centre is Ireland’s largest regional shopping centre. The centre offers an exciting range of over 70 high end stores, restaurants, & cafes, as well as a 6 screen cinema and we welcome these new arrivals which will provide local employment and attract footfall to benefit the current tenants. ‘American Eagle’ will also open soon on level one, and as this is only the second of their stores to open in Ireland, (the first already open in Jervis) this is another great attraction and addition to our mix of tenants.