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Sports Direct opening at Marriotts Walk Witney

Sports Direct Europe’s biggest retailer of sports and fitness footwear, clothing and equipment is to open in September at Marriotts Walk Witney.

Lease terms have been signed on the former Debenhams retail unit providing two floors of retail space offering top sports brands and a dynamic range of products, quality and choice.

This is also great news for West Oxfordshire and the District Council who became the new owners of the centre earlier in the year.

Councillor Duncan Enright, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economic Development, said “I am really pleased to see new businesses coming to Marriott’s Walk as part of our work to boost both the shopping centre itself and the wider Witney Town Centre area.

“Witney Town centre is a vibrant and important shopping area for the whole district and this shows we are still able to attract big brands to increase footfall, provide a wider offer to shoppers and help our local businesses thrive.”

This new flag ship store promises to be a real shopping destination for people of all ages and interests, and work will begin shortly on a total refit and brand merchandising of the Marriotts Walk Sports Direct store.

Whether it’s football, running, training, boxing, walking, dance, cycling or swimming, Sports Direct aim to serve, support and inspire with products that bring out the best in everyone. Sports Direct will be a welcome addition to the retailers already offering outdoor activities, fitness and wellbeing at Marriotts Walk.

Simon Jones Marriotts Walk Centre Manager commented: “We are excited at the prospect of Sports Direct extending our retail offer. Marriotts Walk already has a great mix of national high street brands and quality independent stores and the addition of a new destination store is good news for both visitors to the centre and the local economy”

This is a much anticipated addition to the shopping experience for Witney Town Centre and also promises to provide new employment opportunities across the retail spectrum. It is also expected that it could increase footfall by up to 100,000 visitors a year.


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