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Marks & Spencer unveils bigger and better store at Monks Cross

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Marks & Spencer has revealed the first details of its new Monks Cross store in York.

Due to open in April at Vangarde Retail Park, the move will bring 200 new jobs to the area.

The 100,000 sq ft store will be one of the biggest in the region and will offer customers in the area even more shopping options across fashion, beauty, food and homeware.

The store has been built using sustainable building technologies and practices, including putting zero waste into landfill during development.

It will be one of the most sustainable M&S stores yet, with eco features such as a 60,000 litre rainwater harvesting tank, a green living wall and PV solar panel installation, which is a first for a new M&S store.

Customers can also look forward to a new 170-seat café, in-store Bakery and Deli Counter, as well as larger fashion, beauty, food and home departments, bringing the best that M&S has to offer under one roof.

In addition, the store will offer the popular Shop Your Way service, giving customers the choice of ordering from the M&S.com in-store or online, with the added benefit of free next day in-store delivery and collection.

The existing full-line and Simply Food stores at Monks Cross Centre will close on April 9, the day before the new store opens.

Store Manager, Hilary Wilkinson, said:

“We are thrilled to be in the final stages of unveiling our bigger and better store at Monks Cross, providing local customers with a stronger offer under one roof and a state of the art store.

“As part of this investment, we are increasing the amount of selling space we have in York and we can’t wait for customers to benefit from the introduction of bigger fashion ranges, a new Beauty Hall and large Food and Homeware department, with one of the biggest stores in the region now on their doorstep.

“We look forward to welcoming customers through our doors on April 10.”

The York Pavement store is also to receive a full refurbishment and modernisation during April and will remain open throughout the improvements.

The satellite store on Coppergate will close on April 26.

All employees from the Monks Cross and Coppergate stores will either move across to the new store or to the refurbished Pavement store.

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