Specsavers in Coatbridge is relocating and expanding, offering a bigger, better store in response to feedback from customers.

The local opticians is moving to a significantly larger unit near its current location on the busy High Street, representing a £500,000 investment.

Six new jobs will also be created as a result of the exciting move.

Relocating to a much larger unit means the downstairs shop floor space will be trebled, making it more accessible to customers and enabling more extensive services to be provided.

More advanced services

Two extra test rooms will be created in the new store, with all rooms fully equipped with the latest technology and equipment. More advanced services will be available in Coatbridge as the relocation also marks the launch of a dedicated hearing centre within the store, with one of the new test rooms soundproofed and fitted with state-of-the-art hearing facilities.

In addition, with vastly increased floor space, Specsavers Coatbridge will be able to display a wider variety of glasses from all ranges including its designer collections, giving visitors a better selection of specs to choose from.

Work is currently underway and the new-look store is scheduled to be unveiled in early April.

Disruption to customers will be kept to an absolute minimum during the relocation, with the store closed for just three days at the end of March to finalise the move.

Improving the customer experience

Alison Grieve, director of Specsavers in Coatbridge, said: ‘We are delighted to announce our plans for the new store. We have been part of the local community for many years and aim to provide the best service for our customers.

‘Customer feedback is very important to us and we have tried to incorporate our customers’ comments into our plans – including, in particular, making the store more spacious and accessible. We hope that the investment in our new store will improve their experience and encourage more people to visit us regularly.

‘We will keep our customers and webpage updated with the progress of the move and look forward to unveiling our new look in April.’

The new Specsavers Coatbridge store will be located at 60 Main Street, in the currently vacant two units between Greggs and Card Factory.

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