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Bunnings opens No.11 in Basingstoke

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Home improvement and garden retailer Bunnings Warehouse officially opened its doors in Basingstoke today, 13th December.

The new store, which is on the site of the former Homebase on Winchester Road, is 84,500 square feet and offers 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 Basingstoke area. These included refreshing the garden area for patients at the Swiss Cottage and painting the school hall for pupils at Lymington House.

Basingstoke Complex Manager, Richard Southworth, 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, James Cracknell, British Olympic Gold Medallist is joining a welcome breakfast for team members.

James said: “I’ve had a great time opening my local store here today in Basingstoke. The Bunning’s team members have been very welcoming and I have no doubt the store will be a big success.”

The store will host a weekend of events on 16-17 December, 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). 

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Bunnings, the leading retailer of home improvement and outdoor living 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.

The eleven 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 ;-

  • Rotherham (South Yorkshire)
  • Bicester (Oxfordshire)
  • Rochdale (Greater Manchester)
  • Chichester (West Sussex)
  • Walthamstow (Greater London)
  • Newmarket (Suffolk)
  • Hanworth (Greater London)
  • High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire)

Check out our Insight DIY map of the UK here, showing all 19 Bunnings locations.

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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13 December 2017

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