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Bradley Stoke Peacocks store ceases trading

Posted on Wednesday 22nd February 2012 at 6:05 pm by SH (Editor)

 "Store closed" notice on the door of Peacocks, Bradley Stoke

The Peacocks store at Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook Centre has ceased trading today with the loss of 16 jobs.

The troubled fashion group went into administration on 18th January after failing to restructure debits of £240m.

Peacocks stores around the country had continued to trade since then whilst administrators at KPMG sought a buyer.

A press release put out by KPMG this afternoon revealed that the Peacocks brand and 388 of its stores had been acquired by Edinburgh Woollen Mill, adding:

“Unfortunately the remaining 224 stores were not included in the sale and have ceased trading with immediate effect, resulting in 3,100 redundancies.”

The Journal has been told that the Peacocks store in Yate will also close, with the loss of 14 jobs, but the Emersons Green branch will continue to trade.

The Peacocks store at the Willow Brook Centre first opened on 3rd June 2010.

More: Reaction from the Willow Brook Centre management »

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Jobs under threat as Peacocks goes into administration

Posted on Thursday 19th January 2012 at 12:59 pm by SH (Editor)

Peacocks store, Bradley Stoke, Bristol

Jobs could be lost at the Bradley Stoke branch of Peacocks after the national retailer confirmed it had entered administration after failing to secure its debts.

A spokesperson for administrators KPMG has told the BBC that there will “inevitably” be redundancies and store closures across the group.

The company’s Chief Executive Richard Kirk said:

“This is a hugely sad development for all of our stakeholders, especially our employees who have shown total commitment to the business over an uncertain and difficult period.”

The Peacocks store at the Willow Brook Centre opened on 3rd June 2010 and it is believed that around 15 people are employed there.

Staff at the store said on Tuesday that they had been instructed not to talk to the media.

Read more: Clothing firm’s staff braced for job losses (BBC)

Related link: Jobs in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)

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Willow Brook fashion outlet to open on Thursday

Posted on Tuesday 1st June 2010 at 6:50 am by SH (Editor)

Peacocks Store - Coming Soon

The new Peacocks clothing store at Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook Centre is to open on Thursday (3rd June).

Peacocks’ move to Bradley Stoke was first revealed in The Journal back in January when the budget fashion retailer began advertising for staff at a “Bradley Stoke, Bristol” location.

Official confirmation came in April, when a press release stated that 15 new jobs would be created at the 8,000 sq ft store.

The build up to the opening has been very low key but the store looked fully stocked and ready to go when the Journal’s reporter caught a glimpse through the doors on Monday night.

Willow Brook Centre Manager Scott Lahive told The Journal:

“Peacocks will make an exciting addition to the offer at the Willow Brook Centre, bringing the first fashion store to Bradley Stoke.”

Elsewhere in the Town Centre, fitting out of the new Simpsons Fish and Chips outlet in the Town Square (next to Ladbrokes) continues. Opening is currently said to be scheduled for the 3rd week in June.

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Peacocks fashion store to open in June

Posted on Tuesday 20th April 2010 at 8:37 am by SH (Editor)

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Budget fashion chain Peacocks has announced that its new store at Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook Centre will open at the beginning of June.

Peacocks’ interest in opening in the town centre was first revealed in The Journal’s “Willow Brook Centre – one year on” interview with Centre Manager Scott Lahive in October last year. This was followed by news that the fashion retailer had begun advertising for staff at a “Bradley Stoke, Bristol” location in January.

Planning applications for signage and building modifications later revealed that the store would be sited in unit 3 (later changed to unit 4) of the ‘non-food retail terrace’, between the existing Brantano and Pets at Home outlets.

Shopfitters have been working on the unit for a number of weeks and it is understood that the store will incorporate a mezzanine level to increase the sales area.

The company has set a tentative opening date of Thursday 3rd June and says the venture will bring 15 new jobs to Bradley Stoke.

A spokesperson for Peacocks said:

“We are looking forward to opening at Willow Brook. It’s a great location for us and we look forward to welcoming the local community through the doors. We pledge to bring over 30 new lines to our store each week making it easier for our customers to enjoy the latest fashions and not break the bank”.


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