An impressive Wren Kitchens showroom in Mansfield has officially opened its doors today (Friday, 18th September) creating 18 jobs in the local community.
The former Dreams unit at Portland Retail Park has been completely transformed over several months and it now includes 64 kitchens on display, an interior design studio and a virtual reality hub so customers can see their dream kitchen come to life.
The city’s Mayor Cllr Andy Abrahams officially cut the ribbon and was presented with a £500 donation towards his 500 Fund where he has helped 24 community projects around the district. So far, the Mayor has donated over £12,000 from his salary to 24 community projects and Wren’s donation will enable yet another voluntary group to get off the ground.
The Mayor of Mansfield, Cllr Andy Abrahams, said: “I am delighted that Wren Kitchens has come to Mansfield – I am confident they will be a success. This is a very exciting time to be locating here with £50 million being invested in the town centre and with the Council and many developers building homes all around the district.”
Customers will be able to work with Wren’s expert designers in the design studio to create their new kitchen using Wren’s award-winning dual screen 3D software. In the dedicated VR studio, they can put on headsets to experience their new kitchen using virtual reality including walking around it and opening doors and drawers. This innovative piece of technology was recently crowned winner of project of the year at the Real IT Awards 2020.
The showroom also features an interactive Home Connect Technology area, a vast array of door samples and a dream wine cellar and pantry!
Wren Kitchens Showroom Manager at Mansfield, Andrew Hallam, is excited to have taken the reins. He was previously based at the Nottingham Wren Kitchens showroom for seven years and has over 25 years’ experience as a retail manager. He said: “We’re proud to be bringing the Wren brand to the Mansfield community as the nearest showrooms are some distance away in Nottingham and Derby.
“We’re confident that customers will be blown away as soon as they step foot in the showroom thanks to the abundance of inspirational displays including contemporary, traditional and industrial style kitchens as well as our friendly, expert team on hand to help make dream kitchens come to life.”
Wren Kitchens is the UK’s number one kitchen retailer and Mansfield will be its 97th showroom to open in the UK, with the hundredth expected to open in Greenwich in November.