Independent jewellery retailer David M Robinson has announced plans to expand its Manchester showroom.
Following the acquisition of the adjacent property on St Ann’s Square, the jeweller has plans to create a contemporary retail space, which is reflective of David M Robinson’s business and ambitions.
Set across two floors, the extended showroom will incorporate a new Rolex VIP space and private lounge, whilst retaining the goldsmiths and watchmaker’s workshops that are currently found within the existing Manchester boutique.
Manager of David M Robinson Manchester, Lee Chadwick, comments: “DMR and Manchester have been joined at the hip since 1979 and the chance to expand over two floors into the store next door just couldn’t be missed.”
To assist with this redevelopment, the jewellery retailer has enlisted the services of Manchester’s leading architectural practice, ‘5Plus’ Architects.
“The comprehensive refurbishment of the existing store, alongside the expansion into the adjacent unit – in one of St Ann’s Square’s loveliest buildings – offers a unique opportunity to create unprecedented accommodation in the Manchester retail sector,” says Nicky Hearne, asssociate at 5Plus.
While the independent jeweller will be expanding in Manchester, the company has taken the decision to close its showroom on Lord Street, Southport.
“It is with a heavy heart that DMR announces the closure of our showroom on Lord Street, Southport. Having been part of the DMR family since the showroom was first opened in 1983, the closure allows a focus on our hugely successful showrooms in Liverpool One, Altrincham, Canary Wharf, and a newly expanded Manchester showroom,” David M Robinson shares in a company statement.
The doors to the revamped Manchester boutique will open this Autumn.