Peacocks opens new store in uphill Lincoln

High Street clothing brand Peacocks is expanding to uphill Lincoln, creating more jobs in the city.

After having been saved from administration in 2012, the retail store can now expand in Lincoln’s Carlton Centre.

The brand currently has a store on High Street, selling a range of women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories.

The store has already started refurbishments in the former Blockbuster shop in the Carlton Centre on Outer Circle Road, with plans to open the store in time for Christmas.

Frankie Labbate of the Nottingham-based property agency, Fisher Hargreaves Proctor, said: “Peacocks intends to continue trading from its High Street store in the city centre, but the company was keen to secure an out of town retail park presence.

“The retails market is showing signed of picking itself back up, both nationally and locally and thus peacocks sees both Lincoln and the Carlton Centre as an ideal location for a second store.”

The amount of jobs that this store will create is currently unknown.

Banks Long & Co Director, James Butcher, commented: “The Carlton Centre has been experiencing a surge in popularity over recent months and we received a number of very attractive proposals from other retailers.

“This letting, after deals with Dunelm and Cost, further underlines the growing strength of the Carlton Centre as the major retail development north of Lincoln.”