Lidl, B&M and Smyths Toys Store to open at Ocean Retail Park in Portsmouth

A TRIO of new stores will be opening at a retail park in Portsmouth this year, it has been confirmed.

Thursday, 11th July 2019, 6:32 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th July 2019, 7:32 pm
The stores will be opening later this year. Picture: Sarah Standing (090719-524)

Shoppers visiting Ocean Retail Park in Burrfields Road, Portsmouth, will soon be able to take a look through some new big-name brand stores.

Lidl, Smyths Toys Store and B&M will all be opening later this year, creating a number of new jobs.

The news comes following the closures of Homebase and Toys R Us in the retail park last year.

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The stores will be opening later this year. Picture: Sarah Standing (090719-524)

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Smyths Toys Store and B&M will be opening in the old Homebase unit, with Lidl opening in the old Toys R Us store.

Asset manager of The Crown Estate Richard Cripps said: ‘We are delighted to welcome another three fantastic retailers to Ocean Retail Park, further enhancing our offer and giving local people even more reasons to visit.

‘As we look to the rest of the year, we look forward to continuing to provide a brilliant place for Portsmouth, employing local people and meeting the needs of local families.’

The stores will replaces ones which were forced to close last year. Picture: Sarah Standing (090719-551)

Exact dates for the opening of the three stores have not yet been confirmed.

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