Poundland is putting the finishing touches to its new store in Morecambe’s Arndale Centre.
The new store, at 20 Royalty Mall, opens on Saturday 12 November at 9am, just a few yards from the existing store it replaces.
At nearly 10,000 square feet, the new unit has given Poundland the opportunity to provide Morecambe shoppers with a brand new store designed to offer the widest range of items possible at prices to help offset the impact of higher inflation.
It will employ 21 full and part-time colleagues, including seven new recruits to provide the best possible service to customers.
The new store, previously occupied by Home Bargains, is in a prime location in the Arndale, in the heart of the town centre.
The investment by Poundland marks a vote of confidence in Morecambe town centre and the Arndale Centre which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
It will have more space for everyday essentials such as groceries, drinks and snacks that shoppers love, as well as revamped health and beauty, entertainment, stationery and craft ranges, plus a pick’n’mix selection, so customers can do more of their shopping in one trip.
It is one of the growing number of new and existing stores – set to reach around 350 this autumn – to get a makeover as part of Project Diamond, including the introduction of a wide range of chilled and frozen food so customers can buy more of what they need in a single trip.
The new Arndale store will also include a section dedicated to Poundland’s PEP&CO clothing for the whole family. Following a period of remarkable growth, the PEP&CO brand has become one of the top 20 clothing retailers in the UK by volume in just seven years since its launch.
Poundland’s director of retail, Darren Kay, said: “Morecambe is a great location for us and the move gives us the opportunity to open a store that shows Poundland at its best.
“Whether they live in Morecambe or are visiting this famous seaside town, we’ll be offering customers the amazing range and value they have come to expect from Poundland and bringing even more choice at a time when household budgets are under so much pressure.”