Celebrating its 14th year of successful operation, The Designer Rooms is thrilled to unveil plans for its newest and largest superstore, set to debut in Kilmarnock town centre in the summer of 2024.
The move comes as the current Poundstretchers location on Fowlds Street in Kilmarnock prepares to shut down at the end of March, paving the way for The Designer Rooms to take over.
The new 36,000 square foot space is poised for a major makeover, embodying The Designer Rooms signature flair for transformation, promising to bring a groundbreaking furniture shopping experience to the Kilmarnock area. This venture aims to elevate the retail landscape, offering a vast selection of uniquely designed furniture and featuring an 80-space private car park, marking it as one of the largest independent furniture retailers in Scotland.
This initiative is a testament to The Designer Rooms' commitment to the local community, employing Ayrshire-based contractors and creating numerous job opportunities, reinforcing the motto of 'Ayrshire supporting Ayrshire'. The expansion is anticipated to significantly benefit the locality, supported by the East Ayrshire Council's endorsement.
Councillor Douglas Reid, Leader of East Ayrshire Council, welcomed news of this local expansion. He said: “This is great news for Kilmarnock. It’s really encouraging to see local businesses flourish and grow in this way and we’re delighted that The Designer Rooms have opted to stay in East Ayrshire. This larger site, with dedicated parking, will really help to strengthen the retail offer in this part of the town centre, and will really complement our vision to create a vibrant town centre.”
In light of this development, The Designer Rooms will consolidate its operations by closing two of its existing locations (Ayr Road in Irvine and Campbell Street in Kilmarnock), merging staff and opening up opportunities for new enterprises to occupy these spaces.
The Irvine showroom will be the first to close, soon to be occupied by 123-ABC, a local family-owned business specialising in babywear and prams. This transition allows 123-ABC to launch its flagship store in the upcoming spring. Details regarding the new occupant for the Campbell Street location will be announced closer to the summer.
Starting 16 February, the Irvine store will host a significant clearance event, offering shoppers the opportunity to purchase high-quality designer furniture at exceptional prices. This sale marks a pivotal moment for The Designer Rooms and its loyal clientele, underlining the company's dedication to refreshing its retail strategy while remaining deeply rooted in the local community.