Brakeburn opens first store at Dolphin Centre’s KINGLAND

Brakeburn opens first store at Dolphin Centre’s KINGLAND

The Dolphin Centre in Poole has announced that Dorset-based clothing brand, Brakeburn, is to join the diverse line-up of retailers at KINGLAND. The store is due to open early next year where select items will be available from its women and men’s clothing ranges.

Brakeburn has previously only been stocked online and in local boutique stores, meaning the KINGLAND unit is the first brick-and-mortar store for the lifestyle and fashion brand. Inspired by outdoor living with coastal themes throughout, recognisable products include everyday fashion, accessories and practical items such as changing robes.

Nick Jackson, founder and managing director of Brakeburn, said: “Our local team is inspired everyday by their coastal passions, be it paddleboarding on the harbour, or a bike ride over the Purbeck hills. Brakeburn is a laid back, coastal brand that echoes the Dorset lifestyle, making Poole the perfect place for our first store.

“We’re thrilled to be kicking off the new year with a brand-new venture for us on our home turf. Launching our own store has been on the agenda for a while and committing to a unit in KINGLAND has been based on it being the right place, at the right time for us as a business. Poole is a beautiful place to live and we’re looking forward to being a part of the regeneration of the town centre.”

KINGLAND, which is owned by Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets (L&GIM), opened in April 2021 as part of the Dolphin Centre’s reimagining. The scheme supported independent businesses with two years free rent and business rates as part of L&GIM’s aim to evolve Poole’s current retail offering, acting against the national declining landscape.

John Grinnell, centre manager at the Dolphin Centre, added: “KINGLAND has been such a huge success since it launched nearly two years ago and we’re really pleased to not only see how much it’s benefitted the centre and Poole as a whole, but also the budding entrepreneurs dipping their toe into the world of retail.

“The high-street is thriving again, and we’re excited to welcome Brakeburn to the KINGLAND family. The decision for Brakeburn to take the leap and open its first store here in Poole is a testament to the hard work of all the businesses in the town centre striving to ensure our high-street continues to be a buzzing and vibrant place to shop.”

Further information on Brakeburn’s store opening date and confirmation of the available fashion ranges will be announced in the new year. The team is currently recruiting for a general manager position for the store and all recruitment enquiries should be sent to

For further updates on the new store opening, follow the Dolphin Centre on Instagram @thedolphinpoole and Facebook @dolphinshoppingcentre.


Notes to editors

Brakeburn began in 2011, on the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset. A brand born out of a passion for life outdoors, designing unique clothing and accessories influenced by Dorset beaches and the Purbeck hills.
To browse the full range of products, visit and for further updates, follow Brakeburn on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @Brakeburn.

The Dolphin Centre
Legal & General acquired Dorset’s largest indoor shopping centre, the Dolphin Shopping Centre, in 2013 and it is set to become its flagship centre in the south in the coming years.
For more information about the Dolphin Shopping Centre, please visit the new website:

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