The brand new M&S Simply Food Oatlands opened its doors to customers today, bringing 50 new jobs to the area.
The 12,000 sq ft Simply Food store offers more than 4,500 food and drink lines and a selection of flowers, cards and gift wrap.
M&S Simply Food Oatlands includes free parking, with 147 spaces for shoppers to the Oatlands complex.
It will also feature a 68-seat M&S Café and in-store Bakery offering a range of speciality breads, pastries and cakes, freshly baked each day.
The store has been developed using sustainable practices.
No waste was sent into landfill throughout the construction phase and the main contractor, Simons Group, was audited under the Considerate Construction scheme which focuses on the appearance of the site, respect for the community, protection of the environment, securing safety and care over their workforce.
Store Manager Andrea Watson said:
“It is great to finally invite customers, many of which are members of my own local community, into the store.
“I’m looking forward to working in partnership with residents, customers and businesses to deliver a vibrant shopping parade on Leeds Road, as well as getting started on our fundraising activity for our charity of the year, the Harrogate District Hospital.
“We look forward to welcoming customers into the store over the weeks and months to come.”