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  • High street fashion store to move into Village unit

    Tom Martin

    THE largest of Crosby Village’s revamped shops will be taken over by high street fashion chain Peacocks.

    The clothing retailer has agreed a ten year lease for a unit on the site of the former Best DIY store, which was redeveloped by regeneration specialists St Modwen.

    Originally selling home goods and basic clothing, Peacocks has been re-branded over the years as a value fashion store.

    St Modwen say the deal signals a positive step in breathing fresh life into the Village and they believe it will be welcomed by local shoppers.

    In another positive development at the Village, Costa Coffee has renewed its lease on unit 8 in Moor Lane in an area of the high street also owned by St Modwen.

    Alastair Budd, director of asset management – North for St Modwen, said: “We are pleased to be able to make further announcements, so soon after redevelopment work has finished, that we have further occupiers signed up to move in to the new units in Crosby Village.

    “The investment we have made in Crosby is helping to revitalise the village centre. We are bringing new shops, larger premises for existing retailers, office accommodation for local businesses and Costa Coffee, which are all proving very popular with occupiers and local people.”

    St Modwen got underway with the redevelopment of the Glenn Buildings and construction of 10 Moor Lane in June 2017 after acquiring the site and securing planning approval from Sefton Council for its plans to develop the 24,775 sq ft of retail, leisure and office space.

    A 12-month construction and refurbishment programme finished in April and has provided larger shop units to meet the needs of modern retailers.

    Peacocks is set to open in early June.

    The former Best DIY shop had previously been eyed-up by a vetinary practice based in Formby, which wanted to open another branch in Crosby Village.

    There are two newly refurbished spaces available to let. A first floor 2,500 sq ft office space and the final 2,000 sq ft retail unit, which is located between Peacocks and the Card Factory. Lambert Smith Hampton is the agent and both units are available to view.

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