100% of redeveloped Swiss Centre on London’s Leicester Square let with signing of ‘M&M’S World’ store


London, September 10, 2010 – McAleer & Rushe Group today announced that it has let the commercial space of the redeveloped Swiss Centre on London’s Leicester Square with the letting to Mars Retail Group for its M&M’S World store, the first M&M’S World in Europe. Construction of the building is now well advanced and all of the development has now been let prior to completion construction.

M&M’S World will occupy the entire commercial space extending to almost 35,000 sq. ft. with the remainder of the building already pre-let to another UK first, Starwood Hotels & Resorts prestigious ‘W London-Leicester Square’.

Eamonn Laverty, Chief Executive of McAleer & Rushe Group, commented,

“Securing a single commercial tenant with the calibre of Mars Retail Group contributes hugely to the success of our scheme and together with the ‘W’ hotel brand, will ensure this landmark project assists with the regeneration of Leicester Square reinforcing it as a premier retail and leisure destination”.

“When it opens in the summer of 2011, M&M’S World will provide visitors with a fun and interactive experience, offering M&M’S chocolate candies and an array of fun colorful M&M’S branded merchandise,” said Susan Saideman, president of Mars Retail Group.

CB Richard Ellis Central London Retail team advised the landlord and Cushman Wakefield acted on behalf of the tenant.