The long-anticipated Marks & Spencer (M&S) Foodhall in the Grovebury Road Retail Park in Leighton-Linslade opened today, bringing with it 46 new local jobs.

In 2017, we announced that we had approved a change to the original planning restrictions and would now allow the sale of convenience food at Grovebury Road Retail Park. This enabled M&S to progress their ambition to open a Foodhall in Leighton-Linslade. 

An M&S here helps drive competition and creates a new premium offer for the town. Judging by the queues waiting to get in this morning, it will be a popular and busy store. It means that there are now some great household-name stores for shoppers to visit at Grovebury Road Retail Park. The shopping park will provide even more retail facilities and jobs for local people, and we look forward to its formal opening in the summer.

The Grovebury Road Retail Park M&S store is open Monday to Saturday, from 8am – 9pm, and on Sundays from 11am – 5pm. The store offers the full range of M&S clothing and home products via its Collect in Store service. Customers can opt for next day collection if they order by 10pm the night before on M&