New stores at Sanderson Arcade start fitting out for November opening date!

New stores at Sanderson Arcade start fitting out for November opening date!

New stores at Sanderson Arcade start fitting out for November opening date!

Sep 2009


Retailers at Morpeth’s £32 million Sanderson Arcade development are starting to fit out their fantastic new stores this month ready for the centre to open on schedule in  November.

Fit out work has already started on the 32,160 sq ft Marks and Spencer store which will bring a larger food hall to the town replacing the M&S Simply Food, the new store will also house mens and women’s wear departments as well as homewares and a first floor Café Revive overlooking the central piazza.

And this month will also see units for New Look, Crew Clothing, Waterstones and Vision Express all being handed over so they can start their fit out programmes ready for the development opening on November 12th.

Castle Morpeth Housing – part of the ISOS Group – will also have access to fit out their new offices ready to move their 30 strong team across to the new town centre location later in the Autumn.

The development partnership of Ethel Austin Properties and Yorkshire based Dransfield Properties started work on the ambitious town centre scheme in July last year. North East company Mansell are the main contractor on the town centre development.

Managing Director of Dransfield Properties Ltd, Mark Dransfield said: “Sanderson Arcade is really starting to take shape now and the next two months are going to be extremely busy as the fit out teams arrive on site to get all the shops ready for our opening date.

“Our Centre Manager has been recruiting staff over the last few weeks and the site will soon be transferred from construction to operations."

The piazza area at Sanderson Arcade

Editors Notes:

  •  Sanderson Arcade is a 90,000 sq ft scheme incorporating retail units from 365 sq ft in the elegant Edwardian style arcade to 12,000 sq ft surrounding a central piazza area. Additional office space is also available at first floor level.
  • Retailers already trading at Sanderson Arcade: The Jewellers Guild, Advanced Nutrition, Ladbrokes, Country Casuals, Martins, Yeomans
  • Retailers due to open at Sanderson Arcade on November 12th: Marks and Spencer, New Look, Laura Ashley, Fat Face, Crew Clothing, Vision Express, The Body Shop, O2, Jazz Hair Salon, Waterstones, Sky, Lakeland, Clarks, Timpsons.
  • For further information about Sanderson Arcade visit our website at

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Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644

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