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The Range To Create 80 Retail Jobs In Belfast

16 Aug 2017

The Range To Create 80 Retail Jobs In Belfast

Homeware retailer The Range is to open a new store in Connswater which will create around 80 full or part time retail jobs in Belfast.

The deal, at Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park in the east of Belfast, has come with an investment of £3 million with a third of the money put up by the owners of the shopping centre. The other £2 million has been invested by The Range themselves for a flagship store in the Northern Ireland capital.

The store will feature 16 departments over a floorspace of 65,000 square feet and it is anticipated that its arrival at Connswater will increase visitor numbers at the shopping centre to over 100,000 customers per week when it opens later this year.

Commenting on the new Belfast store, founder and owner of The Range, Chris Dawson, said: “Opening a new store is always an exciting moment for the company and Connswater is no exception. It will be our third store in Northern Ireland following the successful launch in Ballymena in 2016 and Derry in June this year.”

“The new store in Connswater is a great step in helping the business to progress and grow and we are really excited to continue our Northern Irish expansion in Belfast,” added Mr Dawson.

Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park is owned by Alfred Street Properties Ltd. It’s director, Brendan Boyd, welcomed the announcement, saying: “We are excited to welcome The Range to later this year. This is great news not only for the scheme but for east Belfast and the local economy as well. The Range’s arrival is further confirmation that the scheme has turned a corner.”

“This is just one of several notable deals which have taken place recently. Starbucks opened its first ever Drive Thru in Northern Ireland earlier this year, Lidl doubled its store format opening in July and Home Bargains is also set to open a 20,000 sq ft superstore in the retail park in December,” added Mr Boyd.

The Range is continuing to expand and now has over 140 outlets across the United Kingdom and Ireland. You can find out more about the retailer on our company profile for The Range.

And, if retail is your thing then why not apply for retail vacancies in Belfast now?

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