Furniture retailer eyes Southend spot

Furniture and homewares retailer Dunelm is understood to be eyeing up a location for a new store in Southend.

According to a planning application submitted to Southend Council, Dunelm is keen to take the vacant unit in the Royals Shopping Centre in Southend High Street.

The store was previously occupied by Primark before it moved to a former BHS Store on Southend’s high street.

Plans are at an initial stage and are currently being reviewed by the council. No opening date was proposed at this stage.