Specsavers Newark is relocating to larger premises at 25 Middle Gate, extending its optical and audiology services for the local community.
The store in Morrisons Superstore is moving to a new unit next door to the Buttermarket Centre in Newark, opening on Friday 18 December.
A word from the store director
‘We’re really excited to be moving to our new store which is around three times bigger than our current location,’ comments Sarbjeet Soar, Specsavers Newark store director. ‘We’ve simply outgrown where we are now – it’s been 26 years, but the time has most certainly come. The larger store has already given us the opportunity to expand our team so it’ll be fantastic to have more hands on deck.’
As part of the store relocation the old store will close at 3pm on Monday 14 December before the new store opens at 8.30am on Friday 18 December.
About Specsavers Newark
The new store will boast six optical consulting rooms including a dedicated sound-proof room for audiology, and a contact lens area. The latest high-tech optical equipment will be kitted throughout and will include a brand-new Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) machine usually found in hospital eye departments. This 3D scanning technology allows optometrists to view the eye in more detail than ever before, helping to detect several eye conditions, including glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy.
A word from the audiology director
Jake Tyers, audiology director at Specsavers in Newark says: ‘Our hearing service has seen a two-fold increase for intake of new customers over the last two years, so we’ll benefit greatly from the extra space the new store provides for hearing aid fittings and wax removal procedures. Most importantly, it will allow us to increase our testing capacity so customers can get the appointment times they desire every time.’
A word from the leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council
Councillor David Lloyd, leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: ‘It’s fantastic that this move has been secured. It’s sure to have a positive impact on the town centre as although Specsavers has been part of the town for a while, its previous location meant shoppers might just drop in via the supermarket car park rather than pass the other excellent shops that Newark has to offer, not forgetting the almost adjacent Newark Royal Market.’