As part of its long-term strategy for growth and to bolster its retailer support programme, Lochanna Kitchens has opened a dedicated Design Centre, which the company describes as an “inspirational hub” for its independent retail partners and their customers.
Located less than a mile from the brand’s Bolton HQ, the showroom will serve as a showcase for more than 15 kitchen ranges from its LochAnna, FORM and Evo collections. It also has a working kitchen for cookery demonstrations, as well as a conference area for workshops in the showroom.
Speaking about the launch Paul Jenkinson, Founder and MD of LochAnna Kitchens says: “The LochAnna Design Centre is the start of a major new chapter in our growth and investment story. The project was born from the success of KBB 2020 – our first show – which brought in huge interest from a wider base of independent retailers with an appetite for more style, choice, and affordable quality in British-designed kitchens. The showroom will allow us to have a year-round showcase of the kitchens we so passionately design; a space for new and existing retail partners to touch and feel our products. While we haven’t set out for this to be a space open to the wider public, we absolutely welcome our retail partners to invite their clients to the showroom as part of the journey to choosing their dream kitchen.”
The brand says the Design Centre – which is open by appointment only, between 9-5 Monday to Friday – will serve as an inspirational showroom and training facility for new and existing partners. The showroom is also designed to act as an extension of their trade partner’s showrooms as they are encouraged to invite their clients along to see a wider selection of designs. The brand has also invested in a virtual tour of the showroom so that anyone use the facility even if they can’t attend in person.
Sinead Trainor, kitchen category manager added: “Our Design Centre is already providing a much-needed space for new and existing customers to learn more about LochAnna, complete our detailed product training course on site with the experts, and have the opportunity to experience the design details that really need to be seen in person to be appreciated.”
The showroom is dedicated to industry legend and Lochanna investor, Nick Hopkinson MBE, who sadly passed away last year.