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B&Q unveils first 'Big Box' store at Cribbs Causeway

B&Q Cribs new store

On Thursday 16th June, B&Q will officially launch its first new-concept home improvement store at Cribbs Causeway in Bristol. The first of its kind in the UK, the store has been radically improved to reflect the ongoing changes in the way we live, how we shop and the way we use our homes. The end-to-end customer shopping experience is dramatically enhanced making home improvement for B&Q Cribbs Causeway shoppers more accessible than ever before. 

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B&Q Cribbs Causeway is now bigger, brighter and better, offering customers over 2,500 exclusive products at great prices and enabling Bristolians to be even more creative in their homes. Lighting, paint, home decor, tiling, bathrooms and kitchens are among the areas that have been heavily invested in. With larger ranges, there’s more for customers to choose from and, with the new highly visual, inspirational and informative displays, customers are better able to do-it-themselves. 

The new-concept is the first of four stores trialling a combination of the best elements of DIY from across the Kingfisher group and is the result of close cooperation between B&Q and Castorama, B&Q’s sister company in France.  The Cribbs Causeway store has been chosen as the UK location for this unique project, which has taken six months to complete and has seen every department completely modernised. The other three stores in the project will open later this year in France, Poland and Russia.

Michael Loeve, CEO at B&Q, said: “This newly upgraded store will shape the future of home improvement shopping. The project has been a huge undertaking for B&Q and we’re delighted to see it come to fruition. We look forward to welcoming home improvers from Bristol and further afield to our Cribbs Causeway store following its grand reopening on 16th June 2016.”

Matt Cook, B&Q Cribbs Causeway Store Manager, said: “B&Q has never attempted a project on this scale before and the impact is evident: we have created an environment where customers can come to feel inspired. It’s taken us six months to complete this project, and we’ve kept the store open throughout this time. We’ve already had amazing feedback from customers who have seen the work done to date, and I’m incredibly proud of what our team has achieved at Cribbs Causeway.” 

B&Q Cribbs Causeway has remained open throughout its makeover, with many of its new features kept under wraps until its grand reopening on Thursday 16th June, when four days of celebrations will take place in store, including cookery demonstrations, creativity workshops, food, music, prizes and more.  Plus, a special visit from ex-England and Bristol Rovers football star Gary Mabbutt, who will be joining the fun on Sunday 19th June.  

Source: B&Q Press Office

For more information please contact Nicky Blunt or Aarti Bulsara B&Q regional PR contact on nblunt@goodrelations.co.uk / 020 7861 3107 abulsara@goodrelations.co.uk / 020 7861 3704

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09 June 2016

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