M&S set to create 50 new jobs with new Longwater store

The opening of the new M&S Simply Food store at the Sweet Briar Retail Park. Store manager Simon Rossiter, front centre, with, Jade Hunter, front left, customer assistant; and Sarah Barker, front right, section co-ordinator; ready to cut the ribbon with all the staff. Picture: Denise Bradley The opening of the new M&S Simply Food store at the Sweet Briar Retail Park. Store manager Simon Rossiter, front centre, with, Jade Hunter, front left, customer assistant; and Sarah Barker, front right, section co-ordinator; ready to cut the ribbon with all the staff. Picture: Denise Bradley

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
4:48 PM

Fifty new jobs are set to be created near Norwich as a result of the opening of a new Marks and Spencer store.

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Planning permission was granted for the new M&S Simply Food store on Longwater Retail Park in Costessey last week, which is set to open in spring 2015.

The new store follows the launch of the M&S Simply Food store in Sweet Briar Retail Park last month.

Steve Smy, head of region for East Anglia at M&S, said: “We’re excited to be opening a second Simply Food store in Norwich.”

“Our first in Sweet Briar Retail Park has been extremely popular since its launch in July and our new store will make M&S even more accessible to shoppers in Norwich. Together, our two stores will bring the very best of M&S food to the city.”

The 8,500sqft store, which will create 50 jobs, will occupy Unit C of the Longwater Retail Park. The shop will also feature an in-store bakery and 50 seater café.

Michael Lawrence, of Royal London, the company that owns the retail park, said: “We are delighted to have secured M&S as a tenant at Longwater. Their presence will further increase the attractiveness of the retail park to shoppers.”

The announcement comes after M&S announced last month that it was planning to move out of its town centre store in King Street, Great Yarmouth, and open a Simply Food store on the out-of-town Gapton Hall retail park.

8 comments

  • Want to rephrase JOBS Archant, cause M&S are proud sponsor of workfare placements ie 40 hrs a week for someone to be paid £72.40 or Zero Hr Contracts which they are also a fan of. M&S stands for Masters & Slavery !

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    che bramley

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

  • Tone, I agree with you on investment at this junction. And I know how, copy and replicate the new junction at Postwick, so that Norwich can get it's eagerly awaited northern bypass between the two junctions.

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    Bruce87

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • @blister I think you must have a selective memory problem. You may have missed it, but the main reason the country is bankrupt is the £850bn reckless bankers (most of whom are almost certainly Tories due to their greed & me me me attitude) cost taxpayers, and when it comes to mass unemployment, it's the Tories speciality, you must have forgotten about Thatcher, I'm sure the millions who lost their jobs while she destroyed the country haven't.

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    DocScott

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • The worry about traffic at Longwater can only get worse as the waste ground set aside at the back of Sainsburys starts to get developed. Major investment will soon be required at this junction.

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    Tone the moan

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Crikey! More traffic to bring the area to a halt and so another reason to avoid Longwater. Unless the council has changed its mind luanmapo, the NEXT store at Longwater was turned down due to too the local roads being inadequate to take the expected increase in traffic!

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    JanieH

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Fantastic news, I love the new food store at. Sweet briar. Really out of y way, but have visited twice on way back from visiting family, so am exceptionally pleased that one shall be opening at Longwater. I too cannot wait for the new massive next to open up there too which will stock everything. No need to go into the city and spend a fortune to park and get a £50 ticket, just. For parking 2cm over a white line.

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    luanmapo

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Keep 'em coming John.

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    LARSON.E. WHIPSNADE

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Good company to work for, let us hope there is no return to the dark days of a Labour government which gave us high unemployment and massive public overspending that bankrupted the country

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    blister

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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