Lukehurst opens £2m store
Kent retailer Lukehurst has opened its £2m Sittingbourne showroom.
Gordon Henderson, MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, joined joint mds Martin and Kathryn Lukehurst in officially opening the freehold store.
Covering 14,000sqft, the Mill Way store is a third larger than the one the family previously leased on the nearby Sittingbourne Retail Park. It displays a wider range of lines, including areas dedicated to products by Alexander & James and Stressless.
Henderson, a former retailer, hailed the investment as a vote of confidence in the area
‘This is a fantastic showroom and I’m really impressed by what I’ve seen. I can’t praise Martin and his family enough for what they have brought to our area. I look at this through professional eyes and I’m very impressed.’
The showroom is in the heart of an area zoned for new retail and residential development. ‘We’ve invested heavily in this showroom so that we can offer a better and wider range of products. We see a good future in Sittingbourne,’ says Martin Lukehurst.
Kathryn Lukehurst, Kathryn recently gave birth to daughter Harriet, who in time may become the fourth generation of Lukehursts in the company founded by her great-grandfather Gerald in 1970. ‘This is her future and retail will be in her blood,’ Kathryn said.
Baby Harriet sleeps through the opening of the new Lukehurst showroom in Sittingbourne alongside Gordon Henderson, MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, left, mum Kathryn and granddad Martin.