UK fashion retailer Fat Face is to open a large store in St Helens in a move that will provide a huge lift to the town centre.

The clothing chain has secured the former Burtons Building at the corner of Church Street and Bridge Street.

Workmen are busy transforming the landmark building, which, until recently, was being used for a Heart of Glass arts project.

Posters advertising Fat Face's opening and recruitment programme went up today.

It continues the positive trend for Church Square Shopping Centre, where a H&M is scheduled to open later this autumn.

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