Marks and Spencer reopens at Middlebrook after £1.5 million refurbishment

Marks and Spencer reopens at Middlebrook after £1.5 million refurbishment

Store manager, Laura Smith and ladieswear manager Nikkita Calvert at the ribbon cutting ceremony

Inside Marks and Spencer at Middlebrook

Marks and Spencer at Middlebrook

First published in News

THE ribbon was cut at Marks and Spencer’s Middlebrook store on Friday after a £1.5 million refurbishment.

A new bakery, wider aisles and new displays are all part of the revamp at the eight-year-old outlet.

Staff and customers applauded as store manager Laura Smith and ladieswear manager Nikkita Calvert snipped the tape.

“We’ve got improved choice for our customers and upgraded the clothing department,” said Miss Smith.

Work at the store where up to 200 people are employed has taken three weeks to complete.

The facelift at Middlebrook follows a similar investment at Marks and Spencer’s flagship store in Bolton town centre in November.

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8:40am Mon 7 Apr 14

oftbewildered2 says...

I like M&S to a degree - but the ladies trousers department is a bit like the original Ford factory in the USA - 'you can have any colour as long as it is black.' Yes, a few other colours are on offer, mainly in the dowdy 'classic' range.
I like M&S to a degree - but the ladies trousers department is a bit like the original Ford factory in the USA - 'you can have any colour as long as it is black.' Yes, a few other colours are on offer, mainly in the dowdy 'classic' range. oftbewildered2
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10:47am Mon 7 Apr 14

Reed Lover says...

Marks & Spencer have lost the plot, in my opinion. The lighting is ghastly and blinding, I've never understood the need for spotlights other than to blind customers then they won't notice your shoddy produce. The Men's section seems to have no structure to it and M&S need to decide whether they want to sell their Autograph range or not. If you are a popular size don't bother shopping after lunch as those sizes won't be out on display once the few they put out for the morning have gone. The shoes, don't get me started, hollow heels! A few months wear and the heels wear through and you rattle constantly with the stones that inevitably get stuck in the hollow heel compartments. Frequently they have large graphics displaying clothes that aren't actually available to buy and even the staff agree that is daft.
Debenhams for me from now on.
Marks & Spencer have lost the plot, in my opinion. The lighting is ghastly and blinding, I've never understood the need for spotlights other than to blind customers then they won't notice your shoddy produce. The Men's section seems to have no structure to it and M&S need to decide whether they want to sell their Autograph range or not. If you are a popular size don't bother shopping after lunch as those sizes won't be out on display once the few they put out for the morning have gone. The shoes, don't get me started, hollow heels! A few months wear and the heels wear through and you rattle constantly with the stones that inevitably get stuck in the hollow heel compartments. Frequently they have large graphics displaying clothes that aren't actually available to buy and even the staff agree that is daft. Debenhams for me from now on. Reed Lover
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4:50pm Mon 7 Apr 14

wsw69 says...

Where, in gods name, did they find to waste £1.5 million on that horrendous factory unit excuse of a store? Oh yes, it's end of the tax year and we can't have Mr & Mrs HMRC having their twitchy fingers on any of it; can we?

I stopped buying my shirts from M&S a few years ago. I now buy all my shirts from Charles Tyrwhitt online. Nothing in M&S is worth the coin be asked.

M&S you have totally lost the plot!
Where, in gods name, did they find to waste £1.5 million on that horrendous factory unit excuse of a store? Oh yes, it's end of the tax year and we can't have Mr & Mrs HMRC having their twitchy fingers on any of it; can we? I stopped buying my shirts from M&S a few years ago. I now buy all my shirts from Charles Tyrwhitt online. Nothing in M&S is worth the coin be asked. M&S you have totally lost the plot! wsw69
  • Score: -5

8:57am Tue 8 Apr 14

Gore Seer says...

More Borrowing Throwing Joe Publics Money Away. But I Cant Blame M.S, When I Go To Draw A Little Of My Money To Live On, They Keep Looking At My Account And Telling Me That There Is £ 24,000 That Is My Limit That I Can Borrow And It Will Be In My Bank By 5pm, Its Barmy, How Do I Pay It Back.
More Borrowing Throwing Joe Publics Money Away. But I Cant Blame M.S, When I Go To Draw A Little Of My Money To Live On, They Keep Looking At My Account And Telling Me That There Is £ 24,000 That Is My Limit That I Can Borrow And It Will Be In My Bank By 5pm, Its Barmy, How Do I Pay It Back. Gore Seer
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8:41am Wed 9 Apr 14

Gore Seer says...

The Powers To Be Don't Want A Shopping Complex Empty So Throw More Of Our Money At It.
The Powers To Be Don't Want A Shopping Complex Empty So Throw More Of Our Money At It. Gore Seer
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