Lucas Furniture, part of the Stokers group, has started on a prominent new store, located at the entrance to Aylesbury on the A41 Bicester Road adjacent to the Aylesbury Vale train station  (with links into London's Marylebone).

At over 75,000 sqft, the building will be one of the largest independent furniture stores in the South East, and will present furniture from brands including Hypnos, ercol,Ligne Roset, SITS, Fama, Duresta, Parker Knoll and G Plan. There will also be an extensive bed selection, with over 50 models from suppliers including Vi-Spring, Hypnos, Tempur and Harrison.

The store will be spread over two floors in a light and airy environment designed to display the furniture in fully accessorised roomsets. It will include parking for over 100 cars and an in-store cafe. In addition to electric vehicle charging points, the store will include solar roof panels designed to help meet most of its energy requirements.

The store’s group MD, Jonathan Stoker, says: "Lucas has served Aylesbury and the local area for over 120 years and is very excited to announce its next step in their long history. With an investment of over £10m, this is a real commitment by Lucas to Aylesbury. Lucas will continue to offer the level of service, exceptional advice and product only an independent store can provide."

Lucas is also building a standalone 30,000 sqft warehouse adjacent to the store, which will ensure all product is taken into a modern facility and put through a QA process before being stored on high-bay racking to await delivery.

The store is due to open next summer.