Housing Units completes five-year retail site development plan with five new sales concepts

Date published: 18 June 2024

Established Oldham business Housing Units has completed a five-year retail site development plan, one year ahead of schedule, launching five new exciting retail concepts.

The plan included creating new departments, introducing new brands and improving existing areas to further enhance the destination store’s offering of furniture and furnishings.

Established in 1947, Housing Units is one of the UK's leading furniture and furnishings retailers.

The company boasts a five-acre site with 120,000 square feet of retail space, over 60,000 of which is dedicated to furniture.

Additionally, an adjacent five-acre site houses a 100,000 square-foot distribution centre, allowing many product ranges to be readily available from stock.

The site development plan was completed a year ahead of schedule due to the forced closures during covid-19, allowing the business to create several new departments while the store was closed for the first time in its 77-year history.

Nick Fox, CEO of Housing Units, said: “This development has solidified our position as the leading home furnishings retailer in the UK's mid to high sector.

"We seized the opportunity presented by the pandemic to accelerate our plans.

"The five new developments have not only reinforced our goal of offering the best selection of furniture and furnishings in the Northwest but possibly in the entire UK."

The store attracts visitors from across the country.

With the addition of the Wickentree Restaurant, which includes a private dining room, and the Café 1947, Housing Units is truly a destination store.

The new retail concepts include New Beds and Bedroom Department, Modern Living, an Emporium Luxury Furniture Department, Eichholtz Gallery and the Home Furnishing Store, contemporary area.

Housing Units - known for its top-hatted doormen - is a family-owned furnishings retailer based in Failsworth.

It stocks 30,000 high-quality lines across a range of departments in two buildings and prides itself on its unique style of customer service, the quality and value of its goods and the shopping experience it provides.

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