Magnet sets up shop in Aberdeen city centre

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The regeneration of one of Aberdeen’s most historic shopping zones has continued with the addition of one of the UK’s biggest kitchen specialists.

Magnet has opened in the former Cash Converters store, owned by Bon Accord & St Nicholas, at 139 George Street, this week.

Adjacent to Bon Accord and immediately opposite the city’s John Lewis department store, the showroom occupies a prominent location.

Craig Stevenson, manager of Bon Accord & St Nicholas, said: “Magnet joins a line of established names like John Lewis and Jo Malone on George Street, further building on the revitalisation of the area. This is a fantastically positive step as the hard work to improve and brighten up the thoroughfare continues. The showroom is looking great and we are delighted to welcome Magnet to the area.

“Aberdeen’s retail offering has always been incredibly strong, and particularly in the current climate it is crucial to keep momentum going. We are proud of our track record in attracting leading shops and big names to Bon Accord & St Nicholas, which in turn encourages people to spend more time in the city centre. It is vital that we continue to look at ways to enhance this and we look forward to playing our part in the months and years ahead.”

Teresa McLeod, branch manager at the new Aberdeen Magnet Retail Store, said: “We’re really excited to increase Magnet’s footprint in Aberdeen with the launch of a new showroom.

“Our St Machar Road showroom has been a hub for locals looking for new kitchens for a number of years, and I’m sure the people of Aberdeen will find the new showroom just as impressive.

“We have recently launched some brand new kitchen ranges for 2016, plus a range of exciting kitchen innovations, which we can’t wait to showcase to new and existing customers in the local area.”

Bon Accord & St Nicholas are at the heart of Aberdeen city centre’s retail sector, offering 840,000 sq ft of prime space and home to around 100 stores. Scotland’s largest Next, Aberdeen’s only Topshop and Topman standalone store as well as the City’s largest New Look and River Island are among the key retailers.

The centres, which attract an average of 275,000 visitors a week, are owned by BMO Real Estate Partners and managed by specialist retail agency Savills. For further on the centres visit www.bonaccordandstnicholas.com.

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