New business feels at home in Oldham’s Independent quarter

THE LATEST business to open in Oldham’s Independent Quarter is beginning to feeling right at home.

Gavin and Lauren at their store

Furniture by Lauren has opened at 46/48 Yorkshire Street, at the junction of Waterloo Street, in the town centre – breathing new life into the former Kiss Bar.

Gavin and Lauren Howarth, who run the family business, specialise in made-to-measure sofas and also sell a range of accessories.

Between them the Royton couple has worked in the furniture trade for more than 30 years and say that experience enables them to provide well-known brands and bespoke furniture at competitive prices.

Gavin said: “We chose Oldham for our first retail premises because we are Oldham born and bred and still live locally.

“We wanted to support our local town and are excited by the efforts the Council is making trying to improve and regenerate the town centre.”

Lauren added: “We want to bring style, quality but also value for money to the people of Oldham.”

The premises had been empty for a number of years but Oldham Council acquired the building and carried out a full refurbishment, transforming the interior and exterior.

Councillor Jean Stretton, Leader of Oldham Council, said: “We’re pleased to welcome Lauren and Gavin to the Independent Quarter.

“They are a local couple who are willing to invest their money and are just the type of high end business we want to see in the Independent Quarter.

“We want more businesses to come into the town centre and we’ll help you every step of the way.”

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For further information on Oldham’s Independent Quarter visit:  or call 0161 770 2077.

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