Clitheroe store to open new branch in Skipton

ALBION PLACE: An artist's impression of the new retail development planned for Skipton. (s)
ALBION PLACE: An artist's impression of the new retail development planned for Skipton. (s)

Dawson’s the Department Store will open brand new premises in a prominent new retail development in Skipton.

Maple Grove Developments, part of the Eric Wright Group has revealed the Clitheroe-based company as part of the line-up of tenants for the new Albion Place development off Skipton high street.

Next, Pizza Express, Brantano and Cotswolds Outdoor Ltd will also move in alongside two coffee shop and restaurant operations. The 46,000 sq. ft. development is set to create more than 150 permanent jobs and will offer customer parking for 330 cars.

Graham Pilkington, senior development surveyor for Maple Grove Developments said he was delighted with how much interest the scheme has generated.

He commented: “Albion Place will offer something new to this thriving town at the gateway to the Dales. It is an exciting project that will provide people in Skipton and beyond a modern shopping and dining experience in beautiful surroundings.

He continued: “We’re delighted that we have been able to secure such a high profile tenant line-up and our sister company, Eric Wright Construction has already begun work on the site.”

Stephen Dawson, of Dawson’s the Department Store said: “We have been looking at our next location for quite a while now and Albion Place ticks all the boxes for us. Skipton has a similar customer base to Clitheroe and we feel we can offer something new to it’s shoppers. We’ll be launching the same brands that are so popular in our Clitheroe store and look forward to meeting our new customer base. It’s a very exciting time for us and the new location and premises are an excellent fit with the Dawson’s brand.”