Marks and Spencer will open its brand new store in The Quays Shopping Centre in Newry later this year.

Commenting on the announcement, Parker Green’s Managing Director, Dr Gerard O’Hare said: “We are delighted to welcome Marks & Spencer to the Quays Shopping Complex which is already home to some of the UK and Ireland’s most prestigious retail brands.

Marks and Spencer will move to a new build at The Quays in Newry later this year. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Marks and Spencer will move to a new build at The Quays in Newry later this year. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

“This latest 20 million pound investment will create many new jobs both during construction and when operational, provide our loyal customers with the highest quality of choice and reinforce that both the Quays Complex and Newry City Centre remains as the premier location for retail.”

Located in Buttercrane Shopping Centre at present, the M&S Newry store will relocate to newly built premises opposite the existing Quays Shopping Centre. The move is expected to create new job opportunities in addition to the 110 current employees who will all relocate to the new store.The new 30,000 sq. ft. store will offer customers quality M&S clothing and homeware, with a Foodhall that stocks over 5,000 food and drink products.The relocation means that customers will benefit from ample convenient and accessible car parking and extended opening hours.

The store will continue to offer the popular Collect in Store and Food to Order services. Collect in Store enables customers to shop online and collect their purchase in store the very next day.  Food to Order offers customers great options for entertaining – from party platters to luxurious finger foods and sandwiches.

Siobhan Ruck, M&S Newry Store Manager said: “We’re always thinking about how we can deliver great service for our customers.  In Newry this means relocating to The Quays which will provide our customers with more convenient, accessible car parking and extended opening hours. “All colleagues from our existing Newry store will transfer to the new store and we know they’ll continue to bring their passion, experience and dedication to serving local customers. “As a local girl, I am committed to working with residents and customers to make a difference locally and am keen to continue to work in partnership with local businesses to deliver a vibrant shopping experience at our new store.”