Specsavers in Boscombe will be opening its new and improved doors to customers at the end of the year after it undergoes a major re-fit.

The store is moving up the high street opposite Primark, where the new store, costing £500,000 to develop, will have more space to welcome even more customers in store.

When the work is complete, there will be more walk-in availability, new testing rooms and more training facilities for staff, providing more opportunities for local people.

Not only this, but the store will even showcase a historical space for people to come in and view optical equipment used through the ages.

Andreas Booth, store director saids: ‘Our aim is to have 35 clinics by January, which is more than double what we have now.

‘We want people to come to our store and feel like they’re being well looked-after. That’s why we’re making it easier for them to walk in and book an appointment, as well as be comfortable in a much more spacious area. It’s important to us that we show our community that our doors are open to everyone in Bournemouth.’

The new store is due to open in December this year.

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