Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

BREAKING NEWS: Bunnings opens four new stores in one day

Published: 1 February 2018 - Fiona Garcia
The Bunnings Warehouse in Hanworth was one of four stores to have its official opening today
The Bunnings Warehouse in Hanworth was one of four stores to have its official opening today

Wesfarmers-owned DIY chain Bunnings has, today, officially opened new Warehouses in High Wycombe, Newmarket, Walthamstow and Hanworth.

Following DIY Week’s report last week that the Bunnings Warehouse in Hanworth was open and trading, the company held an official opening for the 57,000sq ft former Homebase store on Twickenham Road today, as well as announcing the opening of three further outlets on the same day.

The former Homebase in High Wycombe opened its doors as a Bunnings Warehouse today
The former Homebase in High Wycombe opened its doors as a Bunnings Warehouse today

The other news stores to host an official opening today are the former Homebase on Fulbourne Road in Wandsworth, which boasts a footprint of more than 74,000sq ft, another former Homebase on Knaves Beech Business Centre in High Wycombe, occupying almost 50,000sq ft and a Homebase branch on Oaks Drive in Newmarket, which is just over 37,000sq ft.

Bunnings Newmarket opened today
Bunnings Newmarket opened today

All four of the stores, regardless of size, will carry more than 30,000 branded home improvement and garden products and offer key cutting, paint mixing and timber cutting services, as well as in-store DIY workshops. Like the Bunnings pilot stores that have opened before, they also all feature a garden centre.

The latest round of openings takes the number of Bunnings Warehouses now trading in the UK to 19. Other openings set for later this year include Walton-on-Thames in Surrey, Penge in south-east London, and Frome in Somerset. A small-format store, like the Bunnings in Bicester, will also open in Herne Bay this year.

Bunninngs in Walthamstow officially opened today
Bunninngs on Fulubourne Road in Walthamstow officially opened today

Australian home improvement giant, Bunnings bought Homebase from Home Retail Group for £340million in February 2016 and plans to invest £500million in transforming the Homebase store network and building a new Bunnings Warehouse business in the UK and Ireland over the next five years.

Source: Bunnings & DIY Week

Comments


(Your email address will not be published)
Already Registered?
Sign In
Not Yet Registered?
Register
Printable View E-mail Bookmark
*

What do you think?


Do you know enough about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what your business needs to do to comply?



Latest reader comments

re: Bunnings Warehouse opens biggest store yet in Greater Manchester

Vicky Huck
Visited the new Sandbrook store yesterday,never before have i come across such friendly and helpful staff,one lady came rushing around the ...

re: Hardware store wins fight against music licence body

Ron Edwards
You might be interested to know that music released before 31 December 1962 is now public domain and does not require a PPL licence. You ...

re: Toolstation.com excels in Which? website survey

Mr Ron Diggle
Unfortunatly I cannot remember the young ladies name who served me, but she was very polite and efficient with a lovely smile, it was a ...

re: Recalls for fire- and shock-risk heater and adaptors

Gary
Thjis was still on sale in Home Bargains in January in 2018....

re: B&Q flowering plants to be grown free of bee-killing pesticides

Paula Olde-Wolbers
Dear Miss Bradley,You state that none of the flowering plants you sell will be grown using any pesticide containing any of the nine ...

Most read stories

Jobs Board

Area Sales Manager - South

South

Generous OTE + Car + Bonus + Benefits

DK Tools Ltd is looking to appoint an Area Sales Manager to join their progressive team in the fi...

Apply