The new Marks and Spencer superstore was officially opened today by original ‘supermodel’ Twiggy, who also met with customers and talked about her M & S collection of women’s clothing.
Shoppers queued to enter the store, on the site of the former MG Rover works in Longbridge, where they were greeted with a complimentary glass of Prosecco.
A display of classic Minis in front of the store reminded shoppers of the heritage of the site where, at the time of closure, 6,500 people were employed.
Ten years on since the factory closure devastated the local community, the development of the site by St Modwen is taking shape, with more stores (Poundland, Mountain Warehouse, Boots and more) set to open before Christmas and more under negotiation.
Here are a few of our images from today’s opening event.
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Video live streamed from the opening:
Video of the Marks and Spencer Longbridge opening – live streamed via Periscope
Posted by B31 Voices on Wednesday, 4 November 2015
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