iKlinik, a smartphone repair service, is opening its first ‘phone surgery’ in the UK at 50a New Street in Birmingham city centre.
The company, which specialises in repairing damaged mobile phones, has agreed a ten-year lease, at an annual rent of £82,500, on the 1,065 sq ft retail unit, with the landlord Hortons’ Estate Ltd.
The unit was previously let to Old Guys Rule.
Established in Zurich in 2010, iKlinik offers an express repair service, with repairs completed in just 30 minutes. As well as smartphones, iPads and other tablet devices can also be repaired on site.
iKlinik also operates ‘Fix Repair’, an official Apple authorised service provider.
In addition to the new Birmingham store, iKlinik has 23 stores across Switzerland, as well as a store in Frankfurt, Germany, which opened in 2015.
Steve Tommy, commercial surveyor at Hortons’ Estate, said: “50a New Street occupies a prime position in the centre of Birmingham’s busy retail district.
As a result, it receives a huge amount of passing traffic from both shoppers and commuters on their way to New Street station.
For a business such as iKlinik looking to establish itself in Birmingham, it’s a great location.
The new store is due to open on 28 January 2017.