Furniture retailer Furniture Village has revealed it has expanded its presence with a new store in Walton-le-Dale, Preston.

The new store is located in Unit One on the Capital Centre Retail Park, which is owned by the Royal London Mutual Insurance Society, and takes the place of a former Comet store that has been available since the end of 2012.

A spokesperson for Royal London commented to local press: “I can confirm Furniture Village are moving into the unit. There are no specific dates for opening but we believe it will be at the end of summer.”

With a potential summer opening on the cards, plans submitted to the South Ribble Council reveal that changes to the site include extending the existing mezzanine floor to maximise the 14,000sq ft unit.

Known as the UK’s largest independent retailer of its type, Furniture Village has over 40 stores nationwide.