New store coming to Witney
Just two months after being granted planning permission on the Marriotts Close site in Witney, Simons Developments have signed up Debenhams as one of the major occupiers of the scheme.
Luke Pickering, Director at Simons said: "We're delighted to be able to confirm that Debenhams will be taking a 20,000 sq ft store 'Desire by Debenhams', split between two floors, 10,000sq ft on each level. It will complement and enhance shopping choice in the town which was a key objective of the scheme."
The news follows the recent signing of restaurant chains Frankie & Benny's and Starbuck's to the £40m shopping, cinema and residential scheme. One of the UK's foremost cinema operators, Cineworld, also announced in December their intention to operate a 5 screen cinema on the site.
Andrew Tucker, Strategic Director at West Oxfordshire District Council said, "Confirmation that these companies are coming to Witney is great news for the area and will significantly improve the attraction of the town both as a shopping centre and as a destination for visitors and family leisure purposes. Improved facilities closer to home will mean less travel for residents and keeping shoppers in the town will benefit local traders."
Commenting for Debenhams, Phil Monaghan, Head of Acquisitions at Debenhams added, "We've wanted a store in Witney for some time now and we are delighted to bring the Desire brand to Witney, the facilities being provided give us the opportunity we have been waiting for to trade this exciting concept."
'Desire by Debenhams' offers an exciting mix of women's designer wear, accessories, lingerie and cosmetics including exclusive collections by leading designers such as J by Jasper Conran and Rocha.John Rocha and Star by Julien MacDonald. It will also offer other well known brands including the Shoe Studio, Playtex and Gossard.
Link: Marriotts Walk
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