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New business a shoe-in multi-million pound shopping centre

The latest new business arrival at Stroud's new-look Five Valley's shopping centre has been unveiled.

As owners Dransfield Properties Ltd continues to refit and renovate the former Merrywalks Shopping centre businesses seem unable to resist its lure.

The latest to sign on the dotted line for one of the new units is the Master Cobbler, which has voted with its feet having enjoyed 16 years of successful trading in the old shopping centre.

The family run company, which has been in Stroud for more than 30 years, has now moved from its unit in the mall area to next door to Santander bank.

Paul Malpass, the owner of the Master Cobbler, shoe repair and key-cutting service, said: "We are delighted with our new location at Five Valleys and to be continuing to offer our great range of service to the people of Stroud.

"The centre's transformation is really starting to take shape and the King Street entrance looks fantastic, we're excited to be part of this great project for the town."

Dionne Moore, centre manager at Five Valleys, said: "We're really pleased to be working with great local companies like Master Cobbler and ensuring they can thrive and grow at the centre. The new store looks great and we wish Paul and his team all the very best in their new location."

Dransfield Properties Ltd is now into its third phase of the centre's redevelopment, with work focussed on the mall area as well as major improvements to exterior of the car park.

The second phase of works has transformed the King Street area at Five Valleys with a brand-new frontage and new retail space and a striking entrance feature.

JoJo Maman Bebe was the first new store to move into this part of the centre earlier this month.

The Five Valleys project is being part funded by GFirst LEP. Sheffield based retail property company Dransfield bought the shopping centre last summer.

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