Boots to remain in town centre when new store opens at Handforth Dean


Boots have confirmed that they will be opening a new store at Handforth Dean retail park in March 2017.

Located in the premises previously occupied by the BHS store, which closed last year after the chain went into administration in April 2016, the new store will create between 20 and 30 new jobs.

A spokesperson for Boots UK said "We are extremely excited to confirm that Boots UK will be opening a new store at the Handforth Dean Retail Park in Wilmslow, Cheshire. The store is set to open to the public in March 2017 and will create around 20-30 new jobs for the local people.

"The 1,100sq foot unit will offer the local area a full premium beauty offering as well as healthcare services, including a Boots Opticians store and an on-site pharmacist."

Boots UK have also confirmed that the new store will not have any affect on their Grove Street shop in Wilmslow which will continue to trade as normal.



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Nik Eastwood
Monday 9th January 2017 at 8:35 pm
theres already a pharmacy in tesco
Dave Cash
Tuesday 10th January 2017 at 3:11 am
There are at least 6 dispensing Chemist's in Wilmslow, one in Waitrose, who all rotate to ensure at least one provides a late hours service.
Alan Brough
Tuesday 10th January 2017 at 8:19 am
Another nail in the coffin for the unloved, hollow precinct that is Grove Street.
Nick Jones
Tuesday 10th January 2017 at 12:24 pm
It might stay in town until the existing lease expires maybe !... but an opportunity for jobs, more footfall for business and still local. !
Fiona Doorbar
Tuesday 10th January 2017 at 5:09 pm
Nick, my feet won't be falling into there!
Adam Bower
Tuesday 10th January 2017 at 10:50 pm
Why can't we just rip up the hideous concrete cobbles and have Grove Street as a road again. It will create more of an atmosphere and hopefully encourage more business of a better quality. At the moment it's reminiscent of a scene from 'Shameless'.