Decathlon Giltbrook giving first 70 customers £70 to spend as refurbished store reopens

Exterior general view of Decathlon at Giltbrook Retail Park from car park, Nottingham as seen on Google Maps street view
Decathlon in Nottingham opened in 2000 -Credit:Google

Decathlon is giving £70 to the first 70 customers at its store in Giltbrook when it reopens after refurbishment later this week. The sports brand's premises, next to Ikea, has received a "full revamp," the company says, with an update to the storefront and design, new tills installed, welcome desks to provide a better shopping experience and specialised displays.

On reopening day - Thursday, May 23 - British gymnast sisters, Ellie and Beckie Downie, who are from Nottingham themselves, will be there to cut the ribbon. And over Bank Holiday weekend, a multitude of activities will be on offer too, including a climbing wall, crazy golf course, archery, fitness classes tailored to all levels and abilities and football coaching with dynamic speed cage testing.

Store Manager Billy Mehmet said: “It's been great watching the renovation and the new vision come to life over the past few weeks, and we are proud that Giltbrook has been chosen as one of the first global stores to take on the transformation. When customers walk into the new Giltbrook store they will be greeted by a world of possibilities, and we hope they feel inspired to get stuck into the wonders of sport."

The store will open at 9am on Thursday. The first 70 customers in will receive £70 off any in-store purchase.

The Downie sisters, who both won gold medals at European Championships and also competed in Olympics, will also be meeting and greeting customers after cutting the ribbon. The weekend's activities will run through Monday.

Customers are encouraged to sign up to become a Decathlon member to take advantage of the "unmissable savings on the extensive range of sports available" at the store. The Decathlon Membership Account will need to be ready on the day.

The revamp forms part of Decathlon’s "ambition to showcase the wonders of sport, break down barriers into sport and make it accessible for all". New services include circularity hubs dedicated to repairing worn products, second-life products and renting services.

As well as the sports offering,will be face painting, ice-cream and prizes to be won on re-opening day The Nottingham store, which opened in 2000, has remained open throughout the refurbishment.