Aylesbury Topshop will now open in September

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Topshop will be opening its doors to Aylesbury shoppers a month early after construction work finished ahead of schedule.

It had been expected the new Friars Square pavilion would open in October, but the shopping centre’s bosses today said it would be up and running by September.

The hoardings are down at Topshop in Aylesbury

The hoardings are down at Topshop in Aylesbury

The announcement came as the hoardings behind which construction work has been taking place for the past five months were removed to reveal the new glass and timber structure.

As well as Topshop, the pavilion will house brands previously located in the central square including BB’s Coffee and Muffins, Network News and the Fragrance Shop.

Centre manager Andy Margieson said the pavilion will help create ‘a really attractive shopping environment’.

Mr Margieson said: “This is such an exciting time for Friars Square and we are really pleased to be handing the units over for shop-fitting.

“It’s a real vote of confidence in Aylesbury town centre and a really positive statement about the new impetus at Friars Square, coming on top of the opening of H&M this year and House of Fraser’s great new store refit last year.”

Other works in the central square have included refurbished toilets and baby changing facilities, new facades and brighter lights.

Sharon Bloodworth, of asset managers Grosvenor, said: “We’ve invested heavily in improving the environment and offer for shoppers, especially the focal point of the central square.

“It will be great to see all the new shops and kiosks open and trading by mid-September.

“We’d like to thank the people of Aylesbury for their continued support while we’ve been having our makeover and we’re looking forward to welcoming them all for our relaunch events in September.”