Sussex Beds has secured a location for its 14th store, in Caterham, Surrey.

The opening, which the retailer hopes to complete by the end of the year, will the brand's first outside of East Sussex and Kent, and covers 3500 sqft of empty units that previously housed Dorothy Perkins and Sports Direct, says operations director John Rayment.

"We're very excited to be taking Sussex Beds into Surrey," he adds.

Sussex Beds, based in Hastings, is currently in the early stages of an ambitious 10-year expansion plan, and envisions reaching 25 stores by 2025, and 80 by 2030 (see related).