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SHANKLIN’S REGENT PHARMACY TO MOVE INTO FORMER SPORTS & MODEL SHOP

Regent Pharmacy in Shanklin is set to relocate to much larger premises just across the road in order to better serve the local community.

Plans have been submitted to the Isle of Wight Council to transform the former Sports & Model shop on Regent Street into a modern pharmacy, which will provide a contemporary and improved customer experience.

It was in April last year that the iconic Toymaster shop closed after trading in the town for some 65 years, as previously reported by Island Echo.

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Should the local authority grant planning permission, the extension at the rear of the building will be demolished and rebuilt to provide additional space for the pharmacy’s operations. It is currently structurally inadequate. The planning application also seeks the change of use and re-sited pedestrian access.

It’s said that the existing 20 members of staff who work at Regent Pharmacy will be retained, continuing to work at the new premises.

A date for the opening has not yet been revealed.

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Chris Grant
Chris Grant
22 days ago

Hope it goes through. A great pharmacy, all the staff are so helpful.

Keith Lard
Keith Lard
22 days ago

Both their branches are a credit to the profession of Pharmacy. Great move.

Steve
Steve
22 days ago

At last, fed up with people clogging up the street lining up for their
Medication

Joe
Joe
21 days ago

Not convinced by those floor plans, unless I’m missing something. I can see an entrance and what looks like a corridor to get people queuing. A relatively small area designated for customers especially if you add seating and stock on the walls. Where is the exit? Are customers expected to get back out through the same door they came in?
Regent pharmacy must prioritise there customers if they make all the effort to move and customers are still queuing outside and cramped standing inside then they will have missed an opportunity to improve. Two or better still three workstations/tills are essential. As currently staff are spending time waiting to use one workstation/till.
Just my thoughts, take or leave. Good luck with the move.

John
John
Reply to  Joe
21 days ago

Since the Plandemic and the 2 metre rule, many people now
queue breathing down each others necks.
People don’t know how to queue.

Also when walking up or downstairs in the good old
days people use to keep to the left hand side of the stairs,
now they are all over the show.

Also look at pedestrians, majority of them cannot leave their
phone alone and cross rosds or step out into traffic without
looking.

Bring back the Green Cross code and teach these morons
how to cross a road.
(Put the Fcukin phone down F.F.S)!

Islandgirl
Islandgirl
21 days ago

So happy for the staff, they deserve a bigger working area, so cramped where they are now.

 

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