stige brand Jack Wills has announced it will open in The Beacon on Saturday (December 8). The store will open its doors at 9am in the new 170,000 sq ft extension of The Beacon. Opening hours will be 9am till 6pm every day except Sunday when it will open 10.30am till 4.30pm. A first for Eastbourne, the aspirational British fashion brand, whose clothing ranges from contemporary casual to more formal wear, has been a huge success story since opening its first store in Devon in 1999. Neil Beaman, Head of Store Development for Jack Wills, said: “We are very excited to be opening in Eastbourne in the run up to Christmas. The Beacon is the perfect location for us and we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to our brand-new store.” Andrew Rice, Fund Manager for Legal & General, said: “It’s fantastic to see this dynamic brand opening in the Centre. It’s a great fit for Eastbourne!” Jack Wills is the latest store to open in The Beacon and joins H & M, Next, FatFace, Schuh, New Look, Paperchase and Flying Tiger. The second phase of the extension will follow in April 2019 when Cineworld, Ask, Chiquitos, Frankie & Benny’s and local jewellers W. Bruford will open for trade. Nandos is due to open in The Beacon ahead of the cinema and other restaurants.