With temperatures soaring to more than 30 degrees this week, the Dolphin Shopping Centre is delighted to be welcoming its latest retailer Sprinkles.

The popular ice cream and dessert parlour is set to open at the Poole shopping centre on Wednesday July 27.

Sprinkles submitted its plans to open a new branch earlier this year and work is underway in the unit next to KFC ahead of its opening.

Sprinkles Gelato, which has eight existing stores in the south of England, sells a range of ice creams, milkshakes, waffles and crepes.

Its existing stores are in locations including London, Brighton, Southampton and Bournemouth.

Commenting on the Sprinkles opening, Dolphin Centre manager John Grinnell, said: “We are working hard behind the scenes to expand Poole’s food and beverage offering and are thrilled to be welcoming Sprinkles to the Dolphin Shopping Centre.

“We are sure it will be very popular among our shoppers and with the weather as it has been this week they’re going to sell lots of ice cream!”

Owner of Sprinkles, Shirkhan Ahmedi, added: “We have a great location in Poole and are pleased to be joining the Dolphin Shopping Centre. Our franchise has grown rapidly in the last 12 months and has proven very popular. The Bournemouth Sprinkles has been very successful since opening and we’re sure our new Poole store will be a huge hit.”

The Dolphin Centre is running an exclusive ‘design your own dessert’ competition with Sprinkles, for more information, visit www.facebook.com/DolphinShoppingCentre.