New jobs created as Trentham Shopping Village expansion prepares to open

18 new shops will officially open their doors later this month at the extension to the Trentham Shopping Village.

The development, which follows a £7million investment by owners St Modwen, will open to the public on Friday July 28.

Seven of the units have been snapped up by local independent traders, while the rest have been taken up by companies including The Baggage Factory, Julian Charles, ProCook, Grape Tree, Riedel The Wine Glass Company and Got 2 Have One.

A handful of the existing shops at the Village have also either moved into new or larger premises.

The changes have helped generate new jobs at the site.

Mike Herbert, Director at Trentham, said: "Construction is now complete and the lodges along the extended pedestrian area of the Shopping Village look fantastic.

"This has coincided with us receiving confirmation that all the newly built units have been fully allocated to tenants. We'd like to thank our existing tenants for strengthening their presence and investment in Trentham, and we're delighted to welcome new enterprises to the Village.

"Throughout July shop fit-outs will be underway, and once complete, our homeware, gifting, fashion and accessories categories will all be strengthened.

"It's both pleasing and in character with our existing traders, that 40% of the new lodges are being occupied by local, independent businesses.

"Visitors are already reacting positively to the new-look Village and we can't wait to open our doors to them."


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