Jobs boost at Glossop’s Howard Town

Howard Town, in Glossop, where the new Peacocks and Edinburgh Woollen Mill have opened.

Howard Town, in Glossop, where the new Peacocks and Edinburgh Woollen Mill have opened.

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Two national chains have moved into a Glossop retail park, creating 18 jobs.

Peacocks, who employed ten staff, and Edinburgh Woollen Mill, who recruited eight employees, opened in units eight and nine at Howard Town on Thursday October 3.

The clothes stores share a 9,000 square foot space but will be trading as two shops.

Edinburgh Woollen Mill also incorporates home furnishing brand Ponden Mill.

Ralph Jones, managing director of Peveril Securities, who own the shopping scheme with Real Estate Developments, said: “They will complement the existing offering at Howard Town extremely well and we are delighted to have secured them both.”

He added that there were only three vacant units left to fill at the former mill site.

Existing tenants include M&S Simply Food, Cotton Traders and Mountain Warehouse amongst others.

James Ridings, director of Real Estate Developments, added: “The commitment of Peacocks and Edinburgh Woollen Mill to Howard Town underlines the strength of the scheme as a whole.

“We have been extremely pleased with how successfully Howard Town has embedded itself as part of the thriving town of Glossop, which benefits from an extremely wide catchment area.”

Simon Anderson, head of estates at Edinburgh Woollen Mil, concluded: “We are delighted to have satisfied a long standing requirement of the group by opening here.”