Furniture store finds a happy home at retail park

Development and investment company Barberry Developments has secured the final letting at Phoenix Retail Park, in Swansea, as it continues to attract retailers to the out of town location.

Happy Home Furnishers has taken 12,650 sq ft on a new 10-year lease for its new superstore, joining existing occupiers Dreams, Iceland, and Home Bargains at the popular site.

Michael Semmens, of Happy Homes, who have four stores in Wales, said: “Our long-term aim has been to relocate from our town stores in Neath and Swansea to a bigger premises that offers our customers access to our full ranges, whilst catering for the modern day family with ease of access and free parking right outside.

“Phoenix Retail Park ticks all the boxes and we hope our fantastic new superstore will attract both new and old customers of ours, that have found parking in town centres ever more difficult.”

Martyn Cartwright, director of Barberry, said: “We are extremely pleased to have let the final unit at Phoenix Retail Park to Happy Home Furnishers, which is a testament to the strength of the park’s trading location.

“Happy Home Furnishers will complement the current retail offer and make a positive contribution to customer footfall.”

Barberry also owns the adjacent Lion Way Retail Park with occupiers such as MFC Sofas, HSL, Poundstretcher, Floors 4 You and Farmfoods. This park was recently fully let, highlighting a positive year for Barberry in Swansea.

Morgan Williams and Fletcher Morgan acted jointly on the letting.