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Straiton among first sites for sofa business

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A furniture business backed by DFS founder Lord Kirkham is opening at Straiton Retail Park off the Edinburgh by-pass.

Fabb Sofas has chosen the location for one of its first outlets in the UK. It has signed a 10 year lease for a 1,858 sq.m. (20,000 sq.ft.) unit.

It follows the recent openings of Tapi Carpets & Floors, Outfit, Next and Nandos.

Mark Whittaker, group property director at Peel Land and Property, which owns and manages Straiton Retail Park, said: “We’re delighted to be one of the first retail parks to welcome Fabb Sofas as they roll out their new stores in the UK.

“The latest lettings at Straiton are fantastic news and bring more investment and jobs to Straiton Retail Park.

“Peel Retail Parks has been investing significant capital sums into Straiton Retail Park over the last few years and it’s great to see it becoming such a strong success story for our Peel Retail Parks business.”

ScS, another sofa chain, has signed a 10 year lease at Straiton for a 705 sq.m. (7,588 sq.ft.) unit. The store has recently opened for trade.

Mr Whittaker said Straiton is “going from strength to strength and continuing to grow at a rapid rate”

The venue has more than six million shoppers a year. 


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