Hammerson has signed up seven new retailers at Union Square in Aberdeen – the retail scheme that opened yesterday.

Handbag and accessories retailer Ollie & Nic is to open its first store in Aberdeen in a 1,254 sq ft unit within the centre’s atrium area. Adding to the fashion line up in the main mall will be footwear brand Faith, which is also new to the city taking a 2,092 sq ft store.

Active lifestyle brand, Fat Face has signed up for a 2,654 sq ft unit and jewellery specialists Pandora has taken a 1,128 sq ft store.

Two independent Scottish retailers are expanding - Exquisite Designs, Aberdeen’s special occasion dress boutique and Urban Kids, a childrenswear brand will both be opening new stores in Union Square.

Coffee favourite Starbucks has also signed.

Jane Dixon, managing director for Ollie & Nic said: “Our Glasgow shop is very popular and we hope the ladies of Aberdeen will enjoy our collection of bags, purses, jewellery and knitwear.”

Culverwell & Co and Lunson Mitchenall acted on behalf of Hammerson for all the transactions. Ollie & Nic and Faith were represented by CWM. Cushman & Wakefield acted on behalf of Fat Face with Kitchen La Frenais Morgan acting on behalf of Pandora. Eric Young and Co represented Starbucks.