New Marks & Spencer Shop in Basildon

The new Marks & Sparks food store is set to open on Wednesday 24th October. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10am followed by a Champagne reception for the first shoppers. There will be a quiz at lunch time too with £1000 worth of M&S Gift Cards in the prize fund.

Marks & Spencer are planning to open a new food shop in Basildon, at the Mayflower Retail Park which is 2 1/2 miles north of Basildon town centre between the A127 and Cranes Farm Road (postcode SS14 3HZ).

There will also be an in-store bakery with a selection of breads, pastries and cakes all baked fresh each morning.

New M&S Cafe

There will be a new 50-seat M&S Café at the store too so you can rest your legs and have a bite to eat or a coffee before heading home.

The retail park is already home to Homebase, Harveys, Sports Direct, Currys, Next, Mothercare, Choice, Boots, KFC, McDonalds and Pizza Hut. The M&S food store will be the only grocery store on the site.

Marks & Spencer will be filling the old MFI retail unit that is currently empty. This is great news for the Mayflower Retail Park and local residents, however, some people are concerned that this will draw more people away from the town centre.

The new shop will also provide some much needed new employment opportunities in the area. Full details of the new shop are still undecided.

2 Comments on “New Marks & Spencer Shop in Basildon”

  1. Not sure who to get in contact with So hope maybe you can help me .I am Looking for a job after being of work for a little while . Stayed at home to look after my grandchild .Now she has gone to school i would like to work again and be amongst people . I have never worked in a superstore but willing to learn and like a new challenge . Hope you can send me in the right direction who to get in contact with .
    Thank you so much.

    Renny Beak

  2. Hi Renny, you could try the M&S careers web page:
    Or maybe call them direct on 020 7935 4422 (Head office number). Their website unfortunately does not make it easy to see how to apply – but they are advertising for extra Christmas staff at the moment, so it is a good time to try to get in. Good luck!

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