THE LEXICON has welcomed two new tenants, which brings the occupancy of the new town centre to near-completion. 

Skechers and Whittard of Chelsea will both open in Bracknell town centre in the coming months.

Skechers, a footwear brand based in California, has stores in more than 160 countries worldwide, and will now open in Bracknell in the next few months. 

The shoe store will be based between Beauty Base and Office on Braccan Walk.

Whittard of Chelsea, a hot beverage specialist, will open by the end of March between Carluccio's and The Body Shop on The Avenue. 

Simon Russian, development manager for Legal & General on behalf of Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, said: “Both these retailers add something that little bit different to our retail mix.  We have been delighted with the tremendous support for the new town centre, with footfall numbers exceeding our expectations, with 5.8 million visits by the end of December.  Thank you for supporting and we hope enjoying the new town centre.”

Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, executive member for economic development and regeneration, said: “It’s great news that Skechers and Whittard of Chelsea are joining the list of retailers at The Lexicon – they will complement the existing shops that so many people are already enjoying, as can be seen from the recent footfall figures.”