Hermes Real Estate Investment Management has appointed a new agent team for thecentre:mk to spearhead a drive to attract more premium brands to the centre.

Lunson Mitchenall has been selected to lead the catering and leisure leasing.

Work on thcentre:mk’s premium quarter will begin later this year.

Gavin Murray, asset manager at Hermes Real Estate Investment Management, said: “At present, we are just at the beginning of a programme to transform thecentre:mk, and feel that our new agent team brings a combination of skills, energy and experience which will help us to do so.”

Theo Fordham, head of catering and leisure leasing at Lunson Mitchenall, said: “Thecentre:mk is a great opportunity for catering brands from across the spectrum to out-perform, from grab-and-go to fine dining.  Our focus will be delivering the optimum mix to complete thecentre:mk’s premium day-out offer.”