CUMBRIA'S newest TK Maxx store will open its doors next week, as preparations are well underway for the opening.

TK Maxx will open a store in the Washington Square Shopping Centre, Workington from Thursday next week, after months of anticipation in the town.

The Times & Star exclusively revealed in January that TK Maxx would be coming to the town, with planning applications going in for alterations to the outside of the former Debenhams Store in Washington store, in September 2022.

This week, signs displayed in the shop window of the new TK Maxx unit promises 'big brand bargains landing here' from 10am on Thursday, October 12, as preparations look to be well underway inside.

Last month the company confirmed the store would open in the town in October, teasing at 'treasures' on offer.

News and Star: Preparations look well underway for the new store.Preparations look well underway for the new store. (Image: Jon Joe)

A TK Maxx spokesperson said: “We’ve been working round the clock to secure a fabulous new location in the heart of Workington as we know how much our customers value a great deal and love to hunt for shopping treasure in our stores.

"We can’t say much more yet, but Workington’s treasure seekers on the lookout for quality fashion and homeware at incredible prices can follow us @tkmaxxuk for more info, and shop from the comfort of their sofa at”

TK Maxx has signed a new 15-year lease for the ground and part first floors of the building, which has been vacant since Debenhams closed their doors in May 2020.