A RANGE of exciting new shops and a brand new gym will be opening in Bracknell before the New Year.

Residents in Bracknell will have more places to do their shopping as The Lexicon is welcoming the arrival of The Works, Phase Eight, Silent Night, PureGym and Calendar Club.

The stores will be opening before the New Year and will be dotted in various locations around the town.

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Rob Morris, general manager at The Lexicon, said: “We are really excited to announce, and welcome, five fantastic new retailers to The Lexicon. Offering a wide range of products, we’re sure they will all soon become favourites with our customers.”

Selling a range of books, toys, gifts and arts and crafts, The Works will be filling a unit in Braccan Walk next door to Vodafone.

The store is expected to open before Christmas giving shoppers a chance to get their gift wrap and cards at a discounted price.

Fashionistas will enjoy British fashion store Phase Eight, which offers quality womenswear fashion for work or special occasions.

A unique store to open in the town will be bed brand Silent Night.

Dubbed as the UK's most trusted sleep brand, shoppers can bag themselves a new bed, comfy mattress and choose a new duvet for the cold Winter months ahead.

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The store will open next door to Costa Coffee on Braccan Walk.

A brand new gym will be opening

By encouraging people to get into fitness, Puregym will be opening a branch in Princess Square offering residents flexible memberships, fitness classes and state of the art equipment.

Finally, Calendar Club will be returning to Princess Square offering shoppers a chance to buy a traditional calendar, planner or diary for their loved ones.