Lakeland eyes Trafford Centre

Housewares retailer Lakeland is set to open a new store at the Intu Trafford Centre in Manchester in late spring.

Lakeland eyes Trafford Centre

Located about five miles west of Manchester city centre, Intu Trafford Centre is a three-storey mall comprising fashion and homeware shops, department stores, restaurants and a multi-screen cinema. Retailers include Currys PCWorld, BHS, Selfridges, Debenhams, Dwell, Home Sense, John Lewis, Laura Ashley Home, M&S Home, Nespresso and Next Home.

The shop will feature Lakeland’s updated store design, and allow customers to browse housewares, gifts and food products over 3,552sq feet. It will be the specialist chain’s 69th store nationwide and its second in the Manchester area, sitting alongside Lakeland’s existing branch in Handforth: a suburban town between Wilmslow, Heald Green and Styal in Cheshire.

Commenting on the new opening, Lakeland retail director Bob Granger said: “Listening to the needs of our customers is at the heart of the Lakeland business, and store openings are no exception. We’ve had requests from our customers for another store in the Manchester area for many years, and finding the right location has been at the top of our list for that reason. We’re therefore delighted to be able to announce our opening at the Trafford Centre later this spring.”

Meanwhile, three months ago Lakeland relocated its Peterborough store from Church Street to Queensgate Shopping Centre. The company said that while the Lakeland brand has been well established in the Cambridgeshire city for many years, the move has given it the opportunity to open a ‘new and improved store, conveniently located for customers on the Upper Mall, near Central Square. The new store’s layout makes browsing even easier and gives customers a better overall shopping experience’.

Store manager Andrew Wheatley said: “We’re very excited to move to Queensgate. It’s really allowed us to add to the customer experience with an exciting new store design, including a fabulous demonstration kitchen where customers can really see our products in action. We have an incredibly loyal customer base here in Peterborough and we’re very much enjoying welcoming both our existing, and new customers into store.”

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