UK-Based Eyewear Retailer ‘Specsavers’ To Open at Park Royal in West Vancouver

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British multinational optical retailer Specsavers will be opening a location at West Vancouver’s Park Royal Shopping Centre. The world’s largest optometrist owned and led business had announced plans in January 2022 for nearly 200 store locations by 2024 after the acquisition of B.C.-based Image Optometry in March 2021. Construction signage went up in the South Mall of Park Royal in early May 2022.

There are currently 12 Specsavers locations operating in the province of British Columbia:

  • Chilliwack (Cottonwood)
  • Coquitlam (Coquitlam Centre)
  • Delta (Scottsdale)
  • Vancouver (Dunbar)
  • Vancouver (Kingsway)
  • Vancouver (Kitsilano)
  • Langley (Willowbrook Mall)
  • Surrey (Guildford Town Centre)
  • Kelowna (Orchard Park)
  • Burnaby (Lougheed Mall)
  • Nanaimo (Woodgrove)
  • Abbotsford (Sevenoaks)

Specsavers was founded nearly 40 years ago in the U.K. by optometrist husband and wife team, Doug and Mary Perkins, who set out to provide best-value, quality eyecare to everybody. There are now more than 2,300 Specsavers locations serving 41 million patients and customers in the U.K., the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand – and now Canada.

Trevor Thomas and David Bishop of JLL are working with Specsavers on the rollout.

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Lee Rivett
Lee Rivett
Lee Rivett, based in Vancouver, supports the digital distribution and technical backend operations of Retail Insider. This includes providing technical support for the editors during the digital publication cycle, streamlining virtual tools for the cross-country team and a variety of other duties which keeps the publication running smoothly.

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