Marks and Spencer has today opened its new store at Stane Retail Park, Stanway.

The exciting new store with 62,000 sq ft of trading space will offer local customers in Colchester a bigger range of M&S products than ever before, with new Foodhall and Clothing & Home departments, and an M&S Café. M&S Colchester will also be one of the first stores in the country to feature dedicated Made Without (gluten, wheat and dairy-free range) and Plant Kitchen

Store manager Kerry Soar said they were “really looking forward” to welcoming the community to their new Colchester store.

“It’s twice the size of our previous store and packed with so many exciting new features,  so we’re really excited to finally open the doors and see local customers experience it for themselves. Whether you’re looking for a big family food shop, somewhere to pop in for a coffee, or for M&S fashion inspiration in our Clothing & Home department – we’ve got you covered,” she said.

Head of Communications Emma Proctor King said: “We are excited to announce two more tenants to add to the exiting line up at Stane Retail Park. We feel confident that this will enhance the continued success of the retail park, and provide an improved shopping experience for the residents of Stanway.”

Marks and Spencer join the already open B&Q, Aldi, Cook and Greggs with Superdrug and Mountain Warehouse due to open this month.

Full details of the scheme are at