A NEW store is opening at Churchill Square shopping centre in Brighton.

Lovers of stylish footwear and apparel are going to love the arrival of Footasylum.

It will be located in the former Zara unit.

Footasylum is a new name in the retail landscape in Brighton and will be home to some of the biggest names in sportswear and casual fashion.

These include Nike, The North Face, New Balance, Converse, Vans and Under Armour.

Churchill Square centre director Mark Buchanan-Smith said he was thrilled that Footasylum would be the latest new arrival at the centre.

He said:“I’m delighted that we are able to add such a popular, well-known brand to our retail offering at Churchill Square.

“We’re always striving to ensure that we have the best possible retail options for our shoppers.

“In the past year we’ve welcomed a number of new names to the centre including Krispy Kreme and iSmash, along with Zara moving into a new, larger space so I’m pleased that Footasylum will be joining the line-up here.

“It is an extremely exciting brand and a name that I’m sure will prove extremely popular, especially with some of our younger shoppers.

“I’m looking forward to announcing an opening date in the not too distant future.”

Anthony Potts, retail marketing manager for Footasylum, said: “We pride ourselves on being a dynamic, adaptive and fast-moving business with a strong competitive position and great stable of brands.

“Brighton is a young and fashion-forward city so we’re delighted to be opening at Churchill Square.

“It is a fantastic site with access to a large proportion of our target customers.”

Footasylum will be opening at Churchill Square later this summer. For more information about the store and to find out about Footasylum’s job opportunities, alongside the latest updates from Churchill Square, shoppers should head to churchillsquare.com.

Or you can stay tuned to the centre’s social media pages facebook.com/churchillsquare and twitter.com/ChurchillSquare

Footasylum was founded in 2005 by David Makin, an established retail operator who was one of the two co-founders of JD Sports Plc.

He was later joined by John Wardle, the other co-founder of JD Sports, who was CEO of Footasylum from 2008 until 2015 when he moved to the role of Executive Chairman.

He was succeeded as CEO by Clare Nesbitt, who joined in 2009.