Three new Wren stores bring total to 99

Kitchen retailer Wren has opened two more stores, with a third scheduled for later this week.

The new stores have opened in Mansfield and Altrincham, with Oldham coming on stream on Friday, October 9

The new Mansfield store opened its doors on Friday, September 18 was the chain’s 97th. It has 64 kitchen displays and created 18 jobs locally. City mayor Andy Abrahams was there to cut the ribbon (main pic) and was presented with a £500 donation towards his 500 Fund, which helps local community projects.

Cllr Abrahams said: “I am delighted that Wren Kitchens has come to Mansfield – I am confident they will be a success. This is a very exciting time to be locating here with £50 million being invested in the town centre and with the council and many developers building homes all around the district.”

The store has a dedicated design studio using its own dual-screen 3D design software, as well as a dedicated VR studio where customers can experience their new kitchen using virtual reality, allowing them to walk around inside it and open doors and drawers.

The Altrincham team

Mansfield showroom manager Andrew Hallam has 25 years’ experience as a retail manager. He said: “We’re proud to be bringing the Wren brand to the Mansfield community as the nearest showrooms are some distance away in Nottingham and Derby.”

Altrincham is Wren’s 98th store and has 57 displays, creating 20 jobs. The 15,000sq ft store has two VR screens and a design studio for local architects and designers to use.

Altrincham showroom manager Alan Evans has 20 years’ experience as a retail manager. He said: “We’re proud to be launching our state-of-the-art showroom in the heart of Altrincham, and no matter where people are with their kitchen renovation project, we’re confident we can support them with expert advice, as well as inspire them with design tips to help create their dream kitchen.”

The Oldham store, its 99th, will open later this week and the chain’s 100th store is scheduled to open next month in Greenwich.

Wren kitchens employs around 5,500 people across all of its sites and is a family-run business.

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