National pharmacy and healthcare provider Lloydspharmacy is to open a second Health Village store in Thurrock, Essex, it was confirmed today.
Following on from the first Health Village concept unveiled in Brent Cross, London in August of this year, the new outlet continues the theme of bringing together several health & beauty services all under on roof for customers convenience.
Opening on December 3rd 2011 the new store, situated at the Lakeside Retail Park, is much larger than the North London original and along with services from opticians Vision Express, and other specialists such as Shuropody and Connect Physical Health, it will also have an exclusive spa and private dental clinic.
Tony Page, Managing Director at Lloydspharmacy, said: “The healthcare needs of local communities are increasingly changing and with our community pharmacy experience as well as the expertise provided by our partner companies, we’re perfectly positioned to offer a suite of personalised, convenient health and wellbeing services all under one roof.
“As we continue to trial and evolve the concept, we’re pushing the boundaries by extending the retail offering at Thurrock, introducing new products and services that we know will be very much welcomed by local communities.”
Page was appointed as Managing Director to the firm at the beginning of 2011 and has seen an overhaul of its digital strategy to try and turn the business into a fully multichannel retailer.
Yesterday Lloydspharmacy announced that Paul Johnson had joined the company as its new Head of Online, overseeing web and mobile content as well as apps, in a further move intended to strengthen its multiple selling platforms.
“The Health Village in Brent Cross has been positively received – our customers like the convenience of accessing health and wellbeing services under one roof,” Page added.
“We’re confident the Thurrock store will do equally well and I’m sure customers will benefit from the many great services we provide, from having a check-up with the dentist whilst waiting for their prescription, to enjoying a pampering massage before heading home after a day’s shopping.”