Clothes chain aims to convert two shop units in Buxton

development site Spring Gardens Buxton

development site Spring Gardens Buxton

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A nationwide retail outfit has applied to take over two vacant shop units in the centre of Buxton.

White Stuff, a popular fashion chain which specialises in clothes and accessories for men and women, wants to open up a store in Spring Gardens.

They have applied to High Peak Borough Council to combine the two shop units - previously home to mobile phone stores Vodafone and Phones4U.

A report put forward to the council’s planning board said: “The proposal is to remove the existing shopfittings and create a double width shop with one entrance and an opening between the two units.

“The existing building will be refitted internally on the ground floor and will be one retail unit with ancillary staff accommodation to the rear.

“The proposal includes structural works to create an opening between the two units.”

White Stuff have yet to reveal how many jobs are likely to be created by the store’s arrival, nor have they given any indication as to potential opening dates, although they have previously stated that it is likely to be in the autumn.

Meanwhile, as part of the store’s arrival, they will be sponsoring a local charity; either High Peak Community Arts or Grapevine Wellbeing Centre.

A spokesperson from the brand said: “This autumn we’re opening a lovely new shop in Buxton, and like all our other shops it will have its own local charity.

“Every year we commit to donating at least one per cent of our annual profits to charity.

“In order to choose our Buxton shop charity we would like our customers and local community to make the final decision.”

To vote, visit whitestuff.com/buxton-charity-vote.