Poundland to open in Rushmere next month

Poundland to open in Rushmere next month

Poundland have revealed they will open a new store at Rushmere shopping centre in Craigavon in time for Christmas.

The new store, which will be located in the former Menary’s unit in the retail park, will create 32 new jobs.

With an opening date of Saturday 10th December – a date the retailer is calling ‘Super Saturday’ – Poundland will open a total of eight new stores, relocations and extensions throughout the UK that day.

The new Rushmere store will cover 14,500 sq ft over two floors and comes as a further boost for the Craigavon shopping centre with Primark set to open its doors there on Friday 16th December.

All Poundland stores offer a wide selection of everyday essentials across the grocery market, as well as health and beauty products, entertainment, stationery and craft ranges, encouraging customers to do more of their shopping in one visit.

The new Rushmere store will also include a wider range of chilled and frozen food along with the PEP&CO clothing range and homewares.

Earlier this year it was revealed that Rushmere had been sold for more than £56m to LCP, a property business which is new to the Northern Ireland market.

The property was marketed by commercial property agents Savills and CBRE NI in what they had anticipated would be the biggest investment of the year.

Rushmere Shopping Centre and Retail Park is home to some of the UK and Ireland’s most well-known retailers, and the news of Poundland’s arrival will continue to enhance its retailing appeal.

Poundland Chief Operating Officer, Austin Cooke, said: “This investment in towns and cities up and down the country shows our commitment to bringing shoppers more choice and amazing value, just when they need it most.”

Ben Wall, Poundland director of Property Portfolio, said: “It’s been a tremendous task to get these stores ready to open in time for Christmas and it’s a reflection of the dedication and hard work of all the teams involved at Poundland.

“We also owe a big thank you to the contractors who’ve worked tirelessly to help us get the stores ready and to the property agents who have been busy behind the scenes to keep the timetable on track,” he added.