Jopllyes The Pet Superstore is due to open in Southport

A brand new pet superstore is due to open soon in Southport – right next door to a new vets practice.  

Jollyes is preparing plans to move into Unit 3 at Kew Retail Park on Scarisbrick New Road in Southport. 

From modest beginnings in Enfield as a single store in 1971, Jollyes has grown into one of the largest chains of pet superstores with over 70 stores, across the United Kingdom and Ireland as well as a substantial Ecommerce fulfilment.

Jollyes offers everything from live animals, food, accessories, toys, pet homes, services such as dog grooming, washing and veterinary. 

Jollyes says that it is “very much known for offering excellent service and advice and there is an instant ‘local’ feel to the stores which is enabled through the friendly, knowledgeable and passionate colleagues serving customers in store as well as the pet lovers that work in head office”.

It adds: “Jollyes customers speak warmly about store staff, who have a real affinity for pets, most being pet owners or just pets lovers. Colleagues are known for their in-depth knowledge and advice on all matters concerning pets. Many are specialists in specific animals or nutrition, and all are ‘pet people’, it’s a prerequisite to work with the Jollyes brand.”

It is with this passion for helping pet owners and over 40 years of pet expertise that Jollyes became a great place for pet owners to shop and for pet lovers to work.

The firm has submitted a planning application for illuminated signage to the front of its new premises at Kew Retail Park. 

When Jollyes opens, it looks set to be situated next door to a new vets practice. 

We revealed in April how one of the largest veterinary firms in Europe is looking to open its new premises at Unit 2 Kew Retail Park. 

CVS Group, which owns and operates over 500 veterinary surgeries throughout the UK, Holland and the Republic of Ireland, has submitted a planning application to open its new facility at the site. The unit was previously occupied by The Carphone Warehouse. 

The 278 sq m centre would typically operate seven days a week, Monday to Sunday, between 8.30am and 7pm, and would also provide 24 hour emergency access with vets on call. 

Once fully operational, the veterinary practice would support “a number of full and part time jobs, as well as requiring various local labour inputs during the fit-out works and construction process”. 

The proposed practice would offer facilities including: 4 consultation rooms; 1 pharmacy; a dog waiting area; a cat waiting area; a feline / exotic ward; a dog ward; a surgical prep room; 1 isolation room; a laboratory room; a freezer room; a theatre room; a x-ray room; a dental surgery room; a internal plant / server; a reception / waiting room; a staff canteen; 1 admin area; a laundry room; 1 staff changing room; 2 staff toilets; and 1 customer toilet. 

No specific allocated car parking is provided as part of the application proposals, but customers and other visitors will have access to the extensive area of car parking that is located within the wider retail park. 

The planning application has been submitted by planning consultants Turley, which said: “The proposals relate to a type and form of development appropriate to the site’s locality and as such accords with relevant policies within the Local Pan. 

“The submission demonstrates that the development would deliver economic and social benefits, in that additional veterinary facilities will be available in the local area.”

Planning permission for Kew Retail Park itself was originally submitted to Sefton Council in September 1999, and saw space for six retail units replace a car wash facility previously on the site. 

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