Family run furniture business, The Designer Rooms, has revealed plans for its new superstore in Kilmarnock.
Set to open during the summer this year, The Designer Rooms, which is now in its 14th year of trading, will take over an existing Poundstretchers store at Fowlds Street in Kilmarnock.
Officially taking over the 36,000sqft premises at the end of March, the retailer will then begin a transformation refurb, with shop-fit plans already underway.
This will be one of the largest independent furniture stores in Scotland, specialising in exclusively designed furniture, with a private car park hosting 80 spaces.
The Designer Rooms team said it is “very excited” to begin this project, using all local contractors and tradesmen, with an idea of ‘Ayrshire supporting Ayrshire’. With over 100 local employees already, there will be many new jobs created through this new branch, both in-store and behind the scenes.
The retailer also thanked East Ayrshire Council for their support in helping to facilitate this new project.
Councillor Douglas Reid, Leader of East Ayrshire Council, welcomed news of this local expansion. He said: “This is great news for Kilmarnock. It’s very encouraging to see local businesses flourish and grow in this way and we’re delighted that The Designer Rooms have opted to stay in East Ayrshire. This larger site, with dedicated parking, will help to strengthen the retail offer in this part of the town centre, and will really complement our vision to create a vibrant town centre.”
To facilitate this move, two existing Designer Rooms’ branches will close – Campbell Street in Kilmarnock and Ayr Road in Irvine. First to close will be the Irvine showroom, making way for local family-run babywear and pram retailer 123-ABC.
In preparation for this move, the Irvine showroom will be launching their closing down sale on Friday 16 February.
New tenants have also been sourced for the current site at Campbell Street in Kilmarnock, however this move will be closer to summer.