A JEWELLERY store, stationery and shoe shop have been announced as the latest brands to sign up for space in Bracknell's regeneration project, The Lexicon.

Beaverbrooks, Smiggle and Foot Locker will all set up shop in the new town from spring 2017, the Bracknell Regeneration Partnership (BRP) announced last week, despite gloomy retail forecasts in the run up to June's EU referendum.

Asian restaurant Tang's was also named as the latest to take on a space in Eagle Lane joining Wagamama, Carluccio’s, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Nando’s and Chimichanga in Bracknell's 'restaurant quarter'.

Vodafone has also revealed it will leave its current base in Princess Square and double in size at a new location in The Lexicon development's Braccan Walk. Simon Russian, development manager for Legal & General on behalf of BRP, said: "The growing list of retailers choosing to open new stores at The Lexicon is big testament to the attractive and vibrant new town centre that is currently being built.

"Despite some negative predictions in the run up to the EU referendum, interest from UK based and internationally based potential retailers has remained high.

He added: “It is a great vote of confidence in the scheme that Vodafone has committed to a larger space within the town centre."

The managing director of Smiggle, an Australian brand that sells affordable, quirky stationery, said they were "thrilled" to be opening in Braccan Walk and were looking forward to the public's reaction. Shoe shop Foot Locker will also open in Braccan Walk with a 3,600 sq ft store.

Beaverbrooks the jewellers have signed up for a 1,700 sq ft space in The Avenue, soon-to-be the town centre's go to place for fashion.

Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, Bracknell Forest's executive member for economic development and regeneration, says: "The announcement of more renowned retailers signing up to be a part of our new town centre is another big step forward for the development of The Lexicon.

"It is wonderful to see such a range of varied outlets confirmed to ensure there will be a diverse shopping experience for Bracknell Forest residents and visitors alike."

Around 66 per cent of The Lexicon has been let so far, with Fenwick, Topshop, Marks and Spencers, River Island and Primark all signed up to open.

Details on the reconfiguration of Princess Square are due to be announced this autumn.