ONE of Crewe's oldest department stores is getting a facelift as part of the multi-million-pound town centre revamp.
Marks & Spencer in Market Street is being redesigned to modernise the store ahead of the transformation of the town into a vibrant shopping venue.
Work on the store will begin this month and is scheduled to be finished by September. The store will remain open throughout the development and customer disruption will be kept to a minimum.
The 16,000sq ft store will be given a new design and the layout will offer more choice in women's wear, men's wear, children's wear, lingerie, beauty and food.
An Espresso Bar will be built in the new store, offering refreshments including Fairtrade tea and coffee and freshly made sandwiches, baguettes and cakes.
Crewe store manager David Riley said: 'We are delighted to be bringing the cutting edge design to our store and creating a fresh, new shopping environment for our customers.
'Our redevelopment affirms our continued commitment to Crewe and comes at an exciting time, with work to improve the Crewe town centre just around the corner.'
M&S announced a sharp rise in its profits last month after improving its clothing range and cutting costs to battle a tough trading environment.
The improvements at the Crewe store are part of a programme to modernise the entire chain.
Customer spending has been boosted by this modernisation.