Oliver Bonas opens at centre:mk

Joint owners of centre:mk, Hermes Investment Managementand AustralianSuper, today announced the opening for independent lifestyle brand, Oliver Bonas, broadening centre:mk’s retail offer for 2019.  

The new 1,400 sq ft store is located near the M&S entrance and enhances the fashion and homeware accessories line-up on Sunset Walk that includes Molton Brown, Jigsaw, White Stuff and Hobbs. 

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Founded in 1993, Oliver Bonas now trades across 70 stores throughout the UK and its arrival at centre:mk marks part of the retailer’s UK suburban expansion plans. The store offers an assortment of fashion, jewellery, furniture and gifts.  

Ed Sellick, on behalf of centre:mk joint owners, Hermes Investment Management and AustralianSuper, commented: “We’re keen to attract leading retailers and encourage brands to express themselves. The opening of Oliver Bonas strengthens our offer, providing a first-rate fashion and lifestyle selection for our visitors to centre:mk. Oliver Bonas is a modern and ethically conscious brand, which is something that The Future Shopper Report, commissioned by us, detected as a key element in the future of retail and is also increasingly important for consumers looking for ethically sourced products and gifts all year round.” 

A spokesperson for Oliver Bonas,added: “We are hugely excited to now offer our latest unique designs, updated weekly, to shoppers at centre:mk. The centre’s catchment sits well within our plans for growth across a suburban footprint and we’re pleased to be trading in this prime retail destination. We aim to provide centre:mk visitors with memorable lifestyle gifts and a range of stylish furniture, jewellery and clothing.”

The Future Shopper Report, commissioned by centre:mk and carried out by globally-renowned future foresight consultancy The Future Laboratory,identifies a series of key consumer trends that will have a significant impact on the future of retail and leisure destinations. 

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For further information, please contact Aver:

·      Amanda McNally on 07495 461573, or via amandamcnally@averpr.com

·      Yasemin Kiani on 07932 036085, or via yaseminkiani@averpr.com

·      Charlotte Croker on 07495 461545, or via charlottecroker@averpr.com


Notes to Editors:

About Hermes Investment Management

Hermes Investment Management, a Federated Investors company, provides world-class active investment management and stewardship services. Hermes, headquartered in London, manages £36.0 billion in assets and offers a broad range of specialist, high-conviction investment strategies spanning listed equities, credit, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and private equity. Hermes’ strategies focus not just on financial results, but also on delivering outcomes beyond performance: holistic returns that consider impacts to society, the environment and the wider world. In Hermes EOS, the company offers one of the industry’s leading engagement resources, representing £359.0 billion of assets*. For more information, visit www.hermes-investment.com.

Source: Hermes as at 30 September 2018 with the exception of two portfolios totalling £3.3m valued as at 31 July 2018. 

About AustralianSuper

AustralianSuper manages more than AUD$140 billion of members’ assets on behalf of more than two million members from across 280,000 businesses. One in 10 working Australians is a member of AustralianSuper, the nation’s largest industry super fund.