Date set for Leekes' Coventry store opening

By Matthew Bates 13/04 Updated: 13/04 12:07

A HUGE deparment store will be built at Gallagher Business Park after the government gave it the green light.

Home store chain Leekes had already been given planning permission to build on the former Makro site by Nuneaton and Bedworth Council.

And it is now set to open in August after communities minister Eric Pickles rubber stamped the plans.

The £6million store will be built on the derelict site left after Makro's closure in 2010. Its existing store in Leicester Road, Bedworth will close with staff being given the opportunity to relocation.

Emma Leeke, managing director of the family-run firm, said: “This store will signal a new chapter in our 120-year history.

"It will be the largest department store in a 50 mile radius and we have exciting plans for it in terms of appearance, layout and product offering."

Local News »

Regional news »


Rugby Observer
Report highlights mental health care concerns

MENTAL health services are inconsistent, the Care Quality Commission has ...

Solihull Observer
Mum tells of son's struggle with autism

LIKE EVERY other child across the country Christopher Shore loves ...

Leamington Observer
Rush hour crash at M40 Longbridge Roundabout

A WOMAN had to be cut from her car following ...

Redditch Standard
The search is on to find Redditch and Alcester heroines

THE STANDARD has teamed up with the Aegon Classic – ...

Other Interests »

Business Directory »

See your advert here »