M&S ‘open in autumn’

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A LEADING retailer has confirmed it is to return to Bognor Regis.

M&S said it was on course to open a Simply Food branch in about seven months.

The company is creating the outlet in the former Comet branch at the Arun Retail Park on Shripney Road.

A spokeswoman for M&S said: “Plans to open the new M&S Bognor Regis foodhall are progressing well and we look forward to opening our doors in autumn 2015.”

As reported, work has begun on the site as well as the adjoining new branch of Next.

This will occupy the extended premises which used to be Kwik-Fit before it moved to the opposite side of Shripney Road.

M&S was originally based in the London Road precinct until it closed the small department store in August, 1990. Planning permission for the new stores was given by Arun District Council last year.