TWO partner stores will be opening alongside Sports Direct inside The Brooks Shopping Centre.

USC and Game are both coming to Winchester as part of the new Sports Direct on the lower floor of The Brooks.

All three brands, owned by Frasers Group, will be opening before Christmas with contractors busy transforming the former New Look ready for its new tenants.

The new shops follow on from Yarrow Estates, a consortia of investors led by Winchester-based investors and developers Gentian, buying the shopping centre at the beginning of the year.

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Simon Turpin, director and asset manager, said: “It will be great to have Game back in Winchester and likewise USC is a great brand, selling very popular products and will help bring lots of new shoppers to the Brooks.”

Clothes retailer USC sells popular brands such as HUGO BOSS, Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste, Levi’s and Calvin Klein.

Game, which sells products such as video games, consoles and accessories, closed in Winchester High Street in 2012 when the company went into administration.

The business agreed to a £52m takeover by Sports Direct in 2019.