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Bunnings opens largest UK warehouse yet

Bunnings Rochdale

Home improvement and garden retailer Bunnings Warehouse officially opened its doors in Rochdale today (03 January), creating over 80 full and part time jobs.

The new store in Sandbrook Park, is the biggest Bunnings Warehouse yet at over 110,000 square feet. Offering customers more than 30,000 leading home improvement and garden products from a wide range of global market-leading brands. Other services include everything from paint mixing to key cutting, a garden centre, timber cutting and in-store D.I.Y. Workshops. 

Bunnings’ team members have already been busy ahead of today’s store opening, helping with projects in the Rochdale area. These included restoring the play area and garden for pupils at Sandbrook Community Primary School and fitting a new fire place at the Carders Court Residential & Nursing Home. 

Rochdale Complex Manager, Richard Hammond, said: “All our team members have worked really hard to get the store ready for opening and have undertaken many hours of training to make sure we have the expertise to help customers with home or garden projects.”

To celebrate the opening, Paul Parker, former professional footballer is joining a welcome breakfast for team members.

Paul said: “I’ve had a fantastic time celebrating with the team members here at Bunnings this morning. I’m certain that the store will be a great addition to the Rochdale community”

The Bunnings stores now open and trading include the following (click on links for full address and details):-

The stores either being converted or yet to be converted include ;-

  • Walthamstow (Greater London)
  • Newmarket (Suffolk)
  • Hanworth (Greater London)
  • High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire)
  • Walton-on-Thames (Surrey)
  • Herne Bay (Kent)
  • London Penge (SE20)
  • Frome (Somerset)

Check out our Insight DIY map of the UK here, showing all Bunnings locations.

The Rochdale store will host two weekends of events on 6/7 and 13/14 January, where customers can enjoy a range of family activities including the famous Bunnings Sausage Sizzle, face-painting, balloon modelling and even join Peppa Pig & George for a Story Time session (see in store for details).

Bunnings, the leading retailer of home improvement and garden products in Australia and New Zealand, acquired Homebase for £340million in February 2016 – and plans to invest a further £500million building a new Bunnings Warehouse business in the UK and Ireland over a five-year plus timeframe.

For more information on Bunnings Warehouse and a full store locator, please visit www.bunnings.co.uk

Source: Insight DIY Team & Bunnings Press Release.

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03 January 2018

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