SMYTHS Toys is opening a Warrington store at the JunctionNINE Retail Park this autumn.

Taking the 14,500 sq ft unit which was previously home to Halfords, the toy retailer has signed a 10-year lease with park owners.

The arrival of Smyths Toys to the Winwick Road venue, formerly Alban Retail Park, brings the park tenant line-up to 19, which includes Nando’s, Dunelm, Dreams, Hobbycraft, Mothercare, TUI, Home Bargains, Currys/PC World, KFC and Starbucks.

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James Maule-Finch, senior asset manager for The Derwent Group said: “This is the second letting with Smyths Toys across the group’s portfolio, and we’re delighted to welcome them to JunctionNINE.

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"Our retailers enjoy a very prominent position on one of the longest retail park frontages in the UK and Smyths is a fantastic brand to add to that line-up.”