Andover shoppers can look forward to visiting a new discount store in the centre of town, as One Pound Shop moves into the Chantry Centre.
Opening its doors on Tuesday 13 April, the new store will take residence in the centre of the indoor shopping mall in a large unit opposite Waterstones book shop. During the lockdown period, the team have been busy making preparations to launch the new shop, which is now ready to open to the public as restrictions ease.
Products on offer will include a wide range of kitchenware items, toiletries and household essentials. The brand new store will also feature a homeware section, offering everything from cushions to candles, which is a UK first for the One Pound Shop group.
Director, Kal Dhillon said: “The One Pound Shop group are really excited to bring our retail offering to the Chantry Centre. We are a one pound retailer where one pound actually means £1. We hope the people of Andover embrace us so that we can continue to offer our unique mix of home, kitchen and daily essential items to the local community at rock bottom prices.”
Visitors returning to the Chantry Centre this month can expect to see social distancing measures still in place, ensuring everyone can shop in a safe and secure environment. Hand sanitiser dispensers are available throughout the shopping mall, one way systems remain and all customers will be asked to wear a face covering inside the centre and shops unless medically exempt from doing so.
Test Valley Borough Council has ambitious plans for the future of the Chantry Centre as part of the town centre redevelopment project. In the meantime the council is actively looking at options for the building’s under-utilised space. In addition to longer-term tenancy, the council operates a flexible easy-in, easy-out scheme for local retailers who may wish to trial a short term residence in a retail unit and raise their profile in the town before making a longer term commitment.
Anyone interested in a Chantry Centre unit can contact Colin Hares, at Test Valley Borough Council, on 01264 368000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org