Leading outlet opens homeware store in Batley

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A Lancashire shopping village is making a move across the Pennines to open a new homeware store in Batley.

Oswaldtwistle Mills near Burnley has decided to expand by taking on a concession in The Mill Outlet.

The 8,500-sq.ft shop will focus on furniture and lifestyle products, including sofas, dining tables, oak pieces, art, mirrors and rugs.

The outdoor section features rattan furniture for the garden, loungers and accessories.

The Batley store will also have a loyalty to leading British furniture brands including Sherborne, who for over 85 years have been producing reclining chairs and settees in Clayton, Bradford.

The two towns’ shared textile manufacturing heritage persuaded Oswaldtwistle Mills managing director Boyd Hargreaves to cross the border into Yorkshire,

“There are a lot of similarities with The Mill Outlet at Batley and our main site in Lancashire, We are similar in size of facility, site turnover, concession mix and customer profile. We hope to deliver an interesting mix of home, furniture and lifestyle ranges to complement the existing retail offer at Batley that has worked well at Oswaldtwistle.”

The two retail developments will also work together to help increase the number of visitors to The Mill.

The new store will open on May 7 in the former Poundstretcher unit on the ground floor. May will also see The Mill’s new garden centre open for the summer season.