opinion – Some more grim news for Town Centre as Marks and Spencer announce they are to close Church Street store

Marks and Spencer are proposing to close its exisiting store in Church Street and instead open one on a retail park.

The plans, which are believed to still require planning approval, would see the store locate to a new site at the Ravenhead Retail Park. Bosses at M&S advise that this will potentially create a number of new positions as well as safeguarding jobs for all the existing staff at the Hardshaw Centre.

Pete Swallow, M&S Head of Region for Merseyside, Cheshire & North Wales, said: “We’re excited about our proposals to invest in St Helens and open a new, larger store in Ravenhead Retail Park.

“In addition to the whole team staying with M&S, our new store would create new jobs. We’ve been serving customers in the town for 90 years, and remain dedicated to the community.

“If our plans go ahead, we’ll be increasing the size of the existing M&S store to offer our customers an improved shopping experience.

“As well as bringing an M&S Café to the town for the first time, customers will be able to take advantage of free parking and use our popular Click & Collect service in store via M&S.com.”


  1. there will be nothig left ibn church street soon it will be like a ghost town just read in st helens star that we are losing our police station and fire station this council is killing st helens


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