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Eighty jobs to be created as The Range confirms it is opening new superstore in Crawley

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The Range in East Kilbride

The Range has confirmed it is to open a new superstore at the site of the former Homebase on Crawley Avenue.

Opening on Good Friday, 10th April at 9am, the store will create eighty full and part-time jobs.

There had been much speculation about who would take over the old Homebase site.

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The news will be a welcome boost to the local economy and shows confident investment in the town.

The Crawley branch will be one of the company’s first to open in 2020 and will provide products across 16 departments from DIY to Arts & Crafts and Lighting to Furniture.

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It will also have an Iceland cafe serving a wide selection of hot & cold food and drink, a large Outdoor Garden Centre and the complete Iceland Foods offering.

Chris Dawson, the Plymouth-based owner and founder commented on the upcoming opening:

“Opening a new store is always an exciting moment for the company and the Crawley store is no exception. We’re excited that our customers will be able to enjoy their new store just in time for Easter”.

Mr Dawson added:

“It is great to be turning the former Homebase into another national retailer and we look forward to welcoming new customers to their local store”

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Furniture Village opens its doors in Crawley’s County Oak Retail Park

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Crawley welcomes Furniture Village who will open a brand-new store in County Oak retail park this Boxing Day.

The new location offers a Carpetright concession, providing a one-stop-shop for customers looking to update their homes.

Visitors to the new Furniture Village store will be invited to create their ‘home in one’, by exploring collections for every room of the house, from sofas to beds to dining.

Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director at Furniture Village, comments:

“With much of the UK under lockdown, I’m delighted we’ve been able to open our new store in Crawley. County Oak is a fantastic shopping destination and the ideal choice for Furniture Village.

“It’s been a challenging year for everyone, but I am incredibly proud of the Furniture Village team which continues to offer industry-leading quality, choice and service. As well as Family Retailer of the Year, we’ve also been awarded National Bed Retailer of the Year so I’m particularly looking forward to welcoming customers to our new bed department.”

The store will see a team of 11 expert sales consultants offering valuable insights and advice to customers, all made possible thanks to enhanced Covid-19 safety measures.

These include temperature checks, PPE for all staff and hand sanitisation stations, along with an appointment booking system which can be accessed via the website.

Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director at Furniture Village, adds:

“Customer safety is still, and will continue to be, a priority for us. The feedback from all of our existing stores continues to be overwhelmingly positive, with the appointment booking system providing reassurance and exceptional service for customers.”

The store will open at 9am on Saturday 26th December 2020. Opening offers include Sale discounts of up to 50% plus an additional £50 off every £500 spent.

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