The BBC Shop retail chain has added a seventh shop to its portfolio with the opening of a brand new store in Kingston Upon Thames. Located on Fife Road, this new premises is situated in a prime retail site, next to the popular Bentalls Centre in the busy shopping precinct.
Open seven days a week and carrying a range of over 3,500 BBC related books, videos, DVD's, Audiobooks, magazines and merchandise, customers will be able to find all their BBC favourites under one roof.
The latest state-of-the-art 'plug and play' video monitors and plasma screens will be screening programme footage from across the BBC's digital and terrestrial network and a new innovation are the audio listening posts which allow customers to preview some of the spoken word titles on display before they purchase.
Throughout its 1500 sq feet, the store features strong visual design elements, created by award winning design company West One Studio, with recognizable BBC icons and personalities throughout on graphics and wall decorations. These have been designed, in-house, by Lloyd Clarke who also designs BBC Shop's website. Together with use of both vintage and contemporary props the large windows offer an eye-catching display of the diversity available inside the shop.
"We're delighted to be bringing the biggest and best range of BBC related products to Kingston with the opening of this new store", said Robert Read, Retail Business Manager for BBC Shop.
"Sales to-date have far exceeded our expectations and feedback from customers has been extremely positive".
During the month of February, to celebrate the Kingston opening, BBC Shop will be offering a selection of top titles at half price. Some of the bargains available include the DVD Blue Planet , down from £34,99 to £17.49, Alan Titchmarsh's Complete How to Be A Gardener book now at only £10.00 and the hit audio CD of Little Britain Series 2 at just £7.99.