A BRAND new Next store is set to open soon at the Kingfisher Shopping Centre in Redditch.

The department store has relocated to the former M&S unit which is directly opposite the previous Next store at the centre.

The store includes womenswear, menswear, kidswear and home department, which will soon be joined by a Muffin Break coffee shop and Simply Fresh food hall.

The new Next will open on Monday (April 12) at 9am when non-essential retailers across the country begin reopening.

The M&S branch in Redditch closed in 2018, with staff members transferring to neighbouring stores.

Store manager Claire Chapman said: "This is a new relocation to a more prominent spot in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre. It is a beautiful, bright store, housing womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and home product. We also have an exciting new partnership with Muffin Break coffee shop and Simply Fresh food hall, opening soon.

"We can't wait to welcome our customers inside."

When the news store was announced in November last year, Ken Williams, general manager at Kingfisher Shopping Centre, said: “We are so excited to bring this truly unique offering to our guests.

"The new department store will enable shoppers to move freely between the stores, allowing them to browse the different brands at their convenience.

"I have no doubt it will be a huge hit with our guests and complement our existing retailer mix."

The store will be open 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm on Saturdays, and 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sundays.