Foot Asylum will open in the Bridges in August
Jamie Hardesty

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Sportswear retailer to create 25 new jobs with Sunderland expansion

Footasylum has revealed plans to open a new branch at Sunderland shopping centre The Bridges, a rollout which will see the Sportswear retailer bring 25 new jobs to the city.

The firm, which stocks household names like Nike and Adidas, as well as contemporary classics such as Vans, Converse and Puma, is set to launch in the city in August.

The new opening, Footasylum’s third store in the region, forms part of the company’s aggressive expansion plan, says Glen Dickinson, Head of Retail at Footasylum.

“This will be our 47th store nationwide and we’re looking forward to moving to the Bridges at an exciting time, ahead of a wave of new Footasylum store openings across the UK,” said Glen.

“Our new, well located unit will give Sunderland’s shoppers access to leading sportswear and streetwear brands – many of which have not been available in the city before.”

Andy Bradley, Centre Director at the Bridges, said the arrival of another national brand in the centre showed the confidence that retailers have in Sunderland.

“We have seen a number of big high street retailers coming into Sunderland in the past year,” he said, “and we’re delighted that we can now count Footasylum among that number.”

“This shows how the city is becoming increasingly more attractive to major names and that we are continually growing the already-strong offer we have for shoppers.”

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