A leading sports footwear retailer is set to open on Slough High Street.

Foot Locker submitted its plans to open in the old Clarks Factory Shop next to Greggs last year, moving out of its current home inside Queensmere Shopping Centre, a few doors down from the likes of Kayani Camp and Ernest Jones.

On Friday, February 2, Foot Locker will launch the new store, boasting 25 per cent more space - just doors down from rival JD Sports.

Established in 1974, Foot Locker has around 3,000 stores and sells popular trainer brands including Nike and Adidas, as well as clothing and accessories.

To celebrate the new store opening, over the first three days, there will be a spin the wheel for customers, offering a range of prizes including Foot Locker Slough branded socks. There will also be a DJ on-site during peak trading hours.

Chris Shaw, Centre Manager at Queensmere Observatory, said: "I'm delighted to share the fantastic news of the opening of the new Foot Locker.

"This expansion is a testament to our commitment to providing you with an even better shopping experience. We're excited about the positive impact this will bring to our community."

Will Noy, Asset Manager at Queensmere Observatory, added: "It is great to see a well-regarded national chain remaining within the shopping centres.

"This is exciting for both the shopping centre and Slough residents. This follows the successful relocation of No.1 Currency into Observatory and we expect further national retailers to commit to a long-term future in Slough."

Foot Locker made the decision to move the shop in "anticipation of the upcoming closure of Queensmere Shopping Centre".

Iceland and No.1 Currency also vacated Queensmere last year, moving to new homes on the High Street and in the Observatory.

It comes following the part closure of the Queensmere Shopping Centre, which saw the west side and entrance cordoned off awaiting the redevelopment of the shopping centre.

ADIA (Abu Dhabi Investment Agency) has set out plans to demolish the two shopping centres in stages over a 14-year period, with the goal of creating the ‘civic heart’ of Slough.

Once developed the space would include thousands of new homes, shops, offices and public open spaces.

However, progress on the development appears to have been halted with the shopping centre frozen in time following the part closure in January 2023.

British Land, acting on behalf of ADIA confirmed they were facing “challenges” with the development due to the “current economic climate”.

British Land has been approached for further comment but has not provided an update since November.

In their most recent statement, they said: “The current economic climate is creating challenges for many town centre regeneration projects across the UK.

“We continue to actively work with the local authority to review the development and will provide a further update when one is available.”