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Marks and Spencer unveil plans for Newry store relocation

Currently located in Buttercrane Shopping Centre, the new Newry store will relocate to newly built, 30,000 sq ft premises opposite the existing Quays Shopping Centre. Photo by Nick Ansell, PA Wire
Andrew Madden

MARKS & Spencer (M&S) have unveiled plans for its brand new store which is set to open in Newry later this year.

Currently located in Buttercrane Shopping Centre, the new Newry store will relocate to newly built, 30,000 sq ft premises opposite the existing Quays Shopping Centre.

The new premises are the result of a £20 million investment by the chain and the move is expected to create new job opportunities in addition to the 110 current employees who will all relocate to the new store.

Benefits of the relocation for customers will include convenient, accessible car parking and extended opening hours.

The store will continue to offer the popular Collect in Store and Food to Order services.

Siobhan Ruck, M&S Newry store manager said the relocation was about deliver for its consumers.

"All colleagues from our existing Newry store will transfer to the new store and we know they’ll continue to bring their passion, experience and dedication to serving local customers," she added.

"As a local girl, I am committed to working with residents and customers to make a difference locally and am keen to continue to work in partnership with local businesses to deliver a vibrant shopping experience at our new store."

Dr Gerard O’Hare, managing director of Newry real estate developer’s Parker Green, said the move would have great benefits for the surrounding area.

"This latest 20 million pound investment will create many new jobs both during construction and when operational, provide our loyal customers with the highest quality of choice and reinforce that both the Quays Complex and Newry City Centre remains as the premier location for retail," he said.

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