Huge revamp at Scarborough store

The Marks and Spencers store in Westborough
The Marks and Spencers store in Westborough

The Scarborough branch of Marks and Spencer is set to undergo a radical facelift, in a move that has been praised by the town’s Chamber of Trade.

Work on transforming the Westborough store is set commence from tomorrow night, Sunday March 3.

Management at the store have promised that the work, which is expected to last a few weeks, will not disrupt trade at the store.

The makeover will see more displays and wider walkways, and commercial manager Lorena Sanchez claims that the overhaul will aid the “customer journey” of shoppers.

She added that the investment was a sign that the company was “here to stay”.

Janet Jefferson, the Chairman of Scarborough’s Chamber of Trade, praised the investment, saying that the work, which is also being mirrored at the Leeds branch, is a sign that the company has “confidence in Scarborough’s high street”.

“Before Christmas, people were worried that there was a problem our high street,’ said Mrs Jefferson, referring to the spate of closures that have blighted the town centre in recent months.

“But this is really good news for Scarborough.”

Work on the revamp is pencilled in to finish on March 18.

All work will be carried out overnight, and is not expected to impact opening and closing hours.

The ribbon cutting on the newly refurbished store will take place at 7.45am on Tuesday March 26.

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