A HAT-TRICK of high street fashion retailers are setting up shop in Port Glasgow, the Tele can reveal.

Women’s clothing chains Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and menswear firm Burton will all open within the town’s Tesco Extra store in March.

The new arrivals will also deliver another jobs boost to Inverclyde with positions for a manager, deputy, team leaders and sales assistants now being advertised.

The announcement has been made by Arcadia Group, which owns the brands.

A company spokesman said: “We can confirm that we are planning on opening a Burton, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis concession within the Port Glasgow Tesco in March.”

The clothing group and Tesco signed a deal two years ago to sell some of its biggest brands across five of the grocer’s larger stores.

The model is now being rolled out to the Port superstore after similar set-ups in Glasgow and Edinburgh proved a success.

A source said: “Dorothy Perkins and Burton recently went into St Rollox Tesco in Glasgow as well as Corstorphine in Edinburgh.

“The customer feedback is pretty positive.”

It is unclear exactly where the units will be based within the Port store.

Tesco already has its own F&F clothing line but bosses say the addition of Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton will ‘complement’ the range.

Both Dorothy Perkins and Burton are making a return to Inverclyde several years after their long-standing Oak Mall stores previously closed down, while Wallis will be making its debut locally.

The arrival of three big names in the Port store follows hot on the heels of fast food giants McDonald’s announcing plans for a new drive-through restaurant in the Port Tesco car park, creating 65 jobs.

The Tele revealed in April last year how Tesco bosses are also keen to build four new, smaller retail units at the other end of the car park right next to the town’s £45m retail park development, which has recently welcomed M&S, Next and Boots to join existing tenants.