Carpetright plan is welcomed by council
Chairman says business will ‘contribute to variety’
Chris Brown, chairman of the town council, said it would be a good move as there would be a lot of demand for their goods, given the amount of new houses and conversions built in the area.
He said: “Gerrards Cross Town Council is pleased to welcome Carpetright to their new shop in Packhorse Road. With the increasing number of residents in Gerrards Cross, we are sure they will find plenty of business and we wish success.
“Their business will contribute to the variety of shops in the town centre, which we are pleased to see.”
A spokesman for Citigate, Carpetright’s Financial PR agency, confirmed the move on Tuesday March 29, saying: “Carpetright are happy to confirm that they are opening in Gerrards Cross, Packhorse Road.”
Carpetright is set to move into the same building that was previously occupied by popular homeware shop Cargo, following its closure earlier this year.
On Friday March 11, the carpet company applied to South Bucks District Council for plans to build
every two illuminated fascia signs reading ‘Carpetright’ at the Packhorse Road location.
The proposal read: “One internally illuminated fascia sign and one internally illuminated double sided projection sign.”
The plans fuelled speculation at the time of an imminent move to Gerrards Cross.
Carpetright regional manager Leon Sollesse said: “It’s fantastic to be opening a new Carpetright high street store in the heart of Gerrards Cross.
“It’s an excellent location and I’m looking forward to welcoming local people to the store and sharing our expertise to help them transform their homes with new flooring for many years to come.”
Carpetright currently has around 700 stores and 438 across the UK, including in Aylesbury, Slough, Maidenhead and two in High Wycombe.
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Councillor Chris Brown