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Age UK Home Store is on the move

PUBLISHED: 12:03 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:03 30 July 2018

26 Carr Street, Ipswich - next to Poundland - has been let to Age UK Suffolk for its new Home Store

26 Carr Street, Ipswich - next to Poundland - has been let to Age UK Suffolk for its new Home Store

Penn Commercial

One of the largest shops in Ipswich town centre has been let, to a charity.

Woolworths Ipswich in 2008 Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNWoolworths Ipswich in 2008 Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

No 26 Carr Street - which was once part of the giant Woolworths store in the town - has been leased by Penn Commercial to Age UK Suffolk.

At 25,000 sq ft it is one of the largest individual retail spaces in the town centre, reached through its own entrance and underneath what has become Poundland.

It is next to Pouundland, but with a separate entrance and also nearby are Peacocks, Millets and ARgos in Carr Street.

Paul Keen of Penn Commercial said: “We are pleased to have carried out the letting to Suffolk UK to help them with their move from the former Co-op department store in Carr Street, We wish them every success.”

Jo Reeder, head of fundraising and narketing at Age UK Suffolk said

“We are delighted to be increasing our high street presence in our county town, with the opening of a new Home Store in the town centre. As a local charity, its vital that people are able to access our services, and having a store in such a great location will enable people to not only visit us to purchase great quality items for their home, but also to speak to our team about services, other products that may be of benefit to them, and a friendly face to have a chat.”

Age UK Suffolk works with older people in the county. It currently supports around 21,000 people and their families with vital services, support and information.

Age UK Suffolk are set to open the new Home Store in October.

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