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Royal visit for Sandersons department store in Stroud!

Royal visit for Sandersons department store in Stroud!

Royal visit for Sandersons department store in Stroud!

16 March 2023

The team at Sandersons Department store in Stroud welcomed Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal through the doors on Wednesday (March 15) during a special visit to see the town centre development where the award winning business is based.

HRH Princess Anne was in Stroud to officially open the town’s new £6.5m medical centre with a plaque unveiling and a tour of the brand new town centre facility.  

The Medical Centre brings two of the town’s doctor’s practices together on one site and is part of the £25m Five Valleys shopping centre developed by Yorkshire based Dransfield Properties Ltd. The building will also house a new community library later in the year.

As well as meeting doctors, nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals HRH Princess Anne met the team behind the ambitious development in the town and was given a tour of the project by Managing Director Mark Dransfield DL.

Her Royal Highness was also treated to a tour of the shopping centre to meet some of the award-winning artisan producers who have made the indoor food market a huge attraction in the town since opening two years ago.  

And no visit to Five Valleys would be complete without a visit to Sandersons Boutique Department Store, the family run business which proudly champions local Gloucestershire brands including Holland Cooper. 

The store is one of three Sandersons across the UK with sister stores in north Sheffield and Morpeth – the business was founded in 2016 with the Stroud store opening at Five Valleys in April 2021. 

Managing Director of Dransfield Properties and co-founder of Sandersons, Mark Dransfield DL, said: “The Princess Royal’s visit really was a very special moment for our company, it was a great honour to have the opportunity to show what can be achieved with imaginative town centre regeneration.

“It was really special to be able to show her inside Sandersons and to be able to share some high street positivity with our very special guest.”


Picture shows: The Princess Royal leaving Sandersons Boutique with Founder and Managing Director, Mark Dransfield DL

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Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644