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Boundary Mill to open Rotherham store

posted 11 Jan 2012, 01:44 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 19 Nov 2012, 03:30 ]
Boundary Mill Stores, the largest quality mill store of its kind in the UK, is to open a new outlet in Rotherham, a move that will create over 300 new jobs. 


The expanding Lancashire-based retailer is the new owner and soon-to-be occupier of the former Big W store at Catcliffe, which has been empty since Woolworths went into administration in 2008.

Boundary Mills already operate four large outlet stores and offer branded goods at discount prices. Departments include ladieswear, menswear, homewares, gifts, books, dvds, arts and crafts and perfume and cosmetics.

The 12,000 sq m store adjacent to Morrisons is to undergo a £5m refit and a planning application has recently been submitted for re-cladding the building and installing new doors and canopies.  The new store is expected to create 78 full time jobs and 277 part time jobs.

A spokesperson from Boundary Mill Stores said: "We are delighted to be coming to Rotherham with our new store which will create around 300 plus jobs.  We now await the confirmation of our planning application prior to commencing refurbishment works."

The new operators hope that the store will open at the end of August 2012.

Boundary Mill Stores are owned by Libra Textiles Ltd who enjoyed an increase in like for like profits of 58% for the year up to January 2010. Profits before tax increased to £2.2m and expansion plans are being carried out.

Source: Rothbiz website