23 May 2024, 07:54
By Furniture News Feb 02, 2024

Loom Loft readies itself for Preston Docklands opening this spring

Loom Loft plans to open its fourth furniture store and bistro, set to its largest yet, this spring, at new 23,000 sqft premises at Preston Docklands, creating 40 full- and part-time jobs.

Loom Loft, an emerging name in the home decor and furniture industry, is a privately funded, Lancashire family-owned business, which established its presence with the opening of its flagship Clitheroe store and The Loft Bistro in August 2019.

Building on this, a second 'Select' store was introduced at The Mill Batley, West Yorkshire, in 2021, and a third at Astley Bridge, Bolton in August last year.

The new location, on Trident Park, Preston Docklands, will neighbour a new Aldi store, and Loom Loft is about to embark on an extensive internal fit-out, following the site and building development being handed over by Marshall CDP.

Founders, MD and head buyer Boyd and Rachel Hargreaves, comment: "We have been reviewing a number of sites in the last 18 months but the Loom Loft team were all unified to develop the opportunity at Preston when it came about. It’s a perfect fit for our business development in another great Lancashire location. We are excited to showcase our unique style and look forward to recruiting and shaping a dynamic team.’

Simon Marshall, CEO, CDP, adds: "Having visited the Loom Loft site in Clitheroe it is clear to see why the brand and their style creates so much interest. I am sure it will create an impact, be a great place to visit, and boost the local economy. We are really happy to secure them as a long-term tenant for Trident Park."

Operating from J7 business park in Clayton Le Moors, Lancashire, Loom Loft manages its main head office, warehousing, and a 40,000 sqft logistics hub. In its fourth year of operation, the company has grown to employ 80 members of staff across its various sites, and is preparing to hire additional team members for the upcoming store.

The new Preston store will also include the company's second Loft Bistro, with a "chic industrial feel" that has proven to be a popular and enjoyable concept at its Clitheroe location. 

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