A well-known furniture store is relocating this weekend due to traffic problems in Northampton.
The Sofa King showroom is moving to the Royal Ordnance Depot in Weedon and will open to the public at 10am on Saturday, March 4.
Plans have recently been submitted to demolish the Far Cotton store in order to build 40 flats with associated car parking spaces.
Owner, Mark Kypta said: “I chose this location as it's easy to get to, easy to park and beautiful.
“The old showroom in Far Cotton has helped the company grow into one of the UK number one sofa specialists but traffic at weekends is a real problem and when we are trying to deliver sofas the next day it can be a nightmare, not just for our delivery drivers but for customers that travel miles to see and try the new designs.
“Luckily most customers now choose to buy on our website but traffic jams are not nice for those that like to test out sofas and beds before they buy.”
The demolition of the current store on Towcester Road has sparked concern among residents in the area who believe the plans for new homes, known as, Tivoli Court, 'will put a higher strain' on limited parking.