Northern furniture retailer Brand Interiors has opened an eighth store after agreeing a lease at the former Gregory & Porritts shop in Bolton.

Its new 15,000sqft two-storey site on Knowsley Street in the Lancashire town joins others across the North West and Yorkshire in locations including Preston, Rawtenstall, Skipton, Southport, Stockport and Stoke-on-Trent.

Privately owned Brand Interiors also has a store at its Colne headquarters, though it plans to move its marketing function to Bolton. Sales are estimated at around £3m–£4m.

Former occupier Stokers group opted not to extend the lease on the Gregory & Porritts shop back in 2013.