Belfast based TDK Commercial Property Consultants are delighted to announce that Irelands leading home furnishing retailer HomeStore and More have signed up for 20,000sq ft in the Sligo Retail Park.
Homestore and More will open the 20,000 sq.ft. unit in Autumn 2011 and will create 30 jobs
Today, there are currently 8 trading stores open right across Ireland, and the company has an aggressive expansion programme.
Commenting on this significant letting Mark Thallon Retail Partner at letting agents TDK Commercial Property Consultants commented,
“This letting is a significant coup for Sligo in what is currently a tough property market and demonstrates the landlords determination to deliver quality occupiers onto the Retail Park within the confines of the existing planning consents. This letting creates new jobs for Sligo and I also have no doubt the additional rates generated will be a welcome addition to the Councils income.”
Mr Thallon also revealed that there are several other multi national retailers who wish to open at Sligo Retail Park, because they cannot find suitable sized units with the town centre, but because of resistance from the planners to relax the existing planning consent stores they are unable to secure these tenants.
Mr Thallon commented;
“These retailers have opened in other retail parks in Ireland, however in Sligo, despite no town centre units being available, we have so far been unable to persuade the planners to support this investment.
There is no doubt that the landlords with TDK and Bogle Estates assistance will continue to work to deliver additional retailers who will be new to the town and offer much needed employment opportunities for Sligo residents whilst maintaining Sligo Retail Parks position as one of the premier schemes in Ireland.”
Sligo Retail Parkis the dominant retail park in the West of Ireland. The scheme has a very attractive mix of retailers including Homebase, Currys, PC World, Halfords, Carpetright, Cost Plus Sofas and Harry Corry.
In addition the complex has a great catering offer which includes McDonalds KFC and Pizza Hut available to visitors.