M&S is opening a new 60,000 sq ft store at British Land’s Giltbrook Retail Park, Nottingham, in the summer of 2020.
The announcement comes less than two weeks before M&S opens a major new store in Cornwall – it’s first Clothing store opening in the South West for ten years.
Both stores are part of M&S’s store transformation plan – with the retailer closing, relocating, opening and renewing stores to “offer customers the very best experience – however, whenever, wherever they want to shop.”
Up to 150 new and existing M&S colleagues will work at the new store in Nottingham with recruitment beginning in Spring 2020.
The store is being designed to appeal to M&S’s target of busy families and M&S chose the retail park because of its extensive, free parking with 2,300 spaces and the right store and leisure facilities mix including cafes, restaurants, major retailers and a children’s playground.
Sacha Berendji, Retail, Operations and Property Director at Marks & Spencer said, “Customers’ shopping habits are changing and so it’s important we change to reflect the way they want to shop – seamlessly integrating our in-store and online experiences. Excitingly, in Nottingham reshaping our store estate means opening a big new store next summer that can best serve our customer needs, alongside our High Street shop. Stores remain fundamental to how we serve customers and we can’t wait to open in this great location.”
Ben Grose, Head of Retail Leasing at British Land said: “Retailers continue to open stores in well located and well managed destinations that support omni-channel retail. We are delighted that M&S has chosen Giltbrook Retail Park to open one of its new, family-focussed stores. It is a testament to our strong asset management expertise and ability to create vibrant retail locations.”
Savills and Avison Young represented British Land and McMullen Real Estate acted for M&S.