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Future of former Maplin store revealed

A retail unit once home to electronics and accessories specialist Maplin will soon have a new occupier.

Picture: Google

Charity Sue Ryder submitted a signage proposal in October for the currently vacant 4,896 sq. ft unit - which has now been approved by Gloucester City Council planners.

The approved plans show new signage for a Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice charity shop.

The site lies on Eastern Avenue retail park, which is also home to Currys PC World, Proper Job, Furniture Outlet, Carpet Right, Pizza Hut and Lidl.

Maplin had inhabited the building until last year, when the firm announced in February that it had gone into administration. Although the business still operates online, all of its 217 retail stores closed.

Signage plans. Picture: Gloucester City Planning

The new store is expected to sell furniture, fashion, household and new goods, raising vital funds to support people living with life-limiting and long-term conditions.

Signage plans. Picture: Gloucester City Planning

New signage suggests that shop will be open seven days a week, and 9am - 5pm on weekdays.

Punchline has approached Sue Ryder for comment.

Exisiting floorplans of the unit. Picture: Gloucester City Planning

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