Home improvement and garden retailer, Bunnings Warehouse, has announced plans to open a new store in Harlow later this year, creating more than 25 new full and part-time jobs.
Bunnings, retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products in Australia and New Zealand, acquired Homebase for £340 million in February 2016 – and plans to invest a further £500 million building a new Bunnings Warehouse business in the UK and Ireland over the next three to five years.
The new store will be on the site of the former Homebase on Edinburgh Way, and is scheduled to open later this year. Bunnings Warehouse will increase its total number of team members to 76, who will all receive hundreds of hours of training in both product knowledge and specialist tasks such as paint mixing.
A source for the company also confirmed similar information this week for new Bunnings Warehouse stores in Basingstoke (with 48 roles being recruited, and the total number of team members will be 107) and Worle near Weston-Super-Mare (with 20 roles being recruited, meaning the total number of team members will be 70).
The Harlow store continues the momentum of establishing the Bunnings Warehouse format in the UK, which offers leading brands and products, as well as in-store DIY Workshops for customers and support to local community groups.
Joanne Broadhurst, complex manager at Bunnings Warehouse Harlow, said: “It is a great time to join the Bunnings Warehouse team here in Harlow. There are roles available across all areas, with hours to suit.
“We want to build a high-quality team so we can build strong business foundations for the future.”