Marks & Spencer is to open its first store in Armagh, Northern Ireland at Jermon Development’s retail park The Spires.

The retailer will open an 8,000 sq ft Simply Food Stood at the scheme in the New Year. Other tenants include Lidl, Peacocks and Argos.

The first two phases of the scheme completed in 2003 and a third phase will being next Spring.

Peter Dolan, managing director at Jermon, said: ‘We have strived to achieve a high quality tenant mix through securing high profile retail names and this Simply Food store will bring a new and much valued product to shoppers.’