Another one of Greenbridge Retail Park's empty units is set to be given a new lease of life later this year. 

The unit between Boots and the now-closed Argos is set to become a Cancer Research UK Superstore and work has been underway for a number of weeks to get it ready. 

Scaffolding has been put up over the store, fencing has been placed outside and a sign for Creative Construction, a Bristol-based construction company, can be seen.  

Cancer Research UK has confirmed when Swindon shoppers can expect the superstore - a large-scale version of the organisation's typical high-street charity shops - to open. 

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A spokesperson from Cancer Research UK said: "It looks as if the store at Unit 7 Greenbridge Retail Park is likely to open at the end of September."

"As there is a lot of things in the retail and legal framework, things can move but that is what we have regarding the opening date.

The 7,500 Sq ft unit was formerly home to a Carpetright until the home flooring business closed in November 2019 as a result of 'rent and business costs' and has remained empty ever since. 

Read: Greenbridge Retail Park Carpetright store to shut in November

This was one of many high-profile closures at the park with Homebase, Argos, Mothercare, Laura Ashley and Maplins all having closed leaving unoccupied shops in their wake. 

But, last year the area had a turn in fortunes with Lidl, a new South-American restaurant Fiesta De Cuba and Smyths Toys opening within the space of 12 months or so

Cancer Research UK announced its new Superstore around the same time but a spokesperson was unable to confirm when it might arrive. 

"Cancer Research UK is looking to open a new charity superstore at Greenbridge Retail Park in Swindon," they said at the time. 

“A date hasn’t yet been confirmed for opening. The charity has opened two superstores so far in the last 12 months in the southwest, with both Bristol and Bridgwater operating in popular retail parks."

Now, the charity is looking forward to opening and having yet another way to raise vital funds to continue its important work fighting against the deadly disease. 

It added: "Money raised at the store and all the other Cancer Research UK shops, will help more people survive cancer and that’s why we need people to support it, by shopping and donating goods."