Furniture and homewares retailer HomeSense has announced the opening date for its new store in Chelmsford.

The new store, which will be based on the Riverside Retail Park, officially opens on 28 July 2016, and becomes the retail brand’s 43rd outlet.

The store takes over from former shoe shop Brantano Footwear, which closed its doors for the final time in March 2016 after going into administration earlier this year in January.

HomeSense Chelmsford follows recent openings in Milton Keynes, Harlow and Rugby as the business continues to expand, while also confirming that there could be more potential store openings throughout the remainder of the year.

HomeSense is owned by owned by American headquartered conglomerate TJX, the same business behind value fashion retailer TK Maxx.