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Matalan opens new Maidstone store in last remaining former BHS space

Tom Bottomley
21 September 2020

Family fashion and homeware retailer Matalan has opened a new 23,000 sq ft store at The Mall Maidstone, relocating from its previous Maidstone store and taking up the last remaining former BHS space at the Capital & Regional owned shopping centre.

It’s the only new store added to Matalan’s UK retail portfolio in 2020, featuring womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and homeware all under one roof.

Capital & Regional worked closely with Matalan to ensure the new store could open on schedule, overcoming the various challenges presented by COVID-19.

Antony Darbyshire, property director at Matalan, commented: “We’re delighted with our major new Maidstone store. Relocating from our old store to The Mall Maidstone has enabled us to boost our local presence by ensuring our store is as well located as possible, representing the high standards expected by the local community.

“We’re looking forward to working with Capital & Regional in the coming months to ensure our customers can enjoy a safe shopping experience in our much-improved store.

Gareth Holland, leasing executive at Capital & Regional, said: “Matalan is a perfect fit for us in Maidstone, enhancing the everyday needs-based clothing and homeware offer at the centre, as well as the staple, dependable family offer that’s key for our local community.

“It’s been a tremendous team effort to open this new store in the current retail climate, an effort that speaks to the incredible professionalism and resolve of both project teams. We’re also incredibly proud as a business to have the retailer’s only new store opening this year at one of Capital & Regional’s centres.”

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