Carpetworld eyes new showroom
Greenock flooring independent flooring retailer Carpetworld has secured planning permission for a new showroom.
The Inverclyde retailer was given planning permission to convert a former factory close to its Clarence Street showroom into three retail units.
The flooring showroom will cover 5,820sqft; the bathroom store will cover 4,476sqft and a curtain and blinds showroom will cover 2,044sqft. The stores will share 11 parking spaces.
'The proximity of the site to the existing shops on Grey Place and West Blackhall Street, the pedestrian crossing on Grey Place and the development of the adjacent Aldi development all create a greater likelihood of linked shopping trips with the central shopping area. The proposal is also considered to be of an appropriate scale for the location, with larger retail units already found within the existing town centre,' said a report by planning officials.
Carpetworld was set up by Mark Caira in 2004.