Holland and Barrett set to move into chequers court, along with video gaming shop Cex.

Posters in the window of the empty shopsPosters in the window of the empty shops

It has been confirmed that Holland and Barrett will be moving into the shopping precinct this month.

The shop, which is currently located in St Benedicts Court, will move to Chequers Court on April 17.

The health shop is understood to be moving into units 20-24.

Stephen Clark, of Churchmanor Estates, which runs Chequers Court, said “We are delighted to have attracted the expansion of an established town centre retailer who has chosen to make a major investment in Huntingdon.

The shop is set to be open in three weeksThe shop is set to be open in three weeks

“We look forward to completing the final lettings in Chequers shopping centre and to providing the town and local residents with a wider variety of tenant mixes and choice.”

CEX is understood to be moving into to the old Urban Country store, which closed in December.

When announcing the store’s closure, Tim Lockley, owner of the handbag and luggage retailer, called for greater flexibility in leases after saying he could not afford to take the risk of committing to a 10-year lease on the premises.

CEX specialises in buying and selling DVDs, video games and electronic device, it is currently advertising for staff, with the store expected to open in about three weeks.

The shop is currently advertising for staff.The shop is currently advertising for staff.

It will join TK Maxx, Caffe Nero, Next, Marks and Spencer and Cards Direct in the development.

Figures released by BID Huntingdon earlier this year showed that the introduction of the revamped Chequers Court shopping area had helped increase footfall in the area by more the 14 per cent year-on-year.