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Bunnings Warehouse opens in Walthamstow

Bunnings Walthamstow

Home improvement and garden retailer Bunnings Warehouse officially opened its doors in Walthamstow today 1st February 2018. 

The new store, which is on the site of the former Homebase on Fulbourne Road, is more than 74,000 square feet and offers customers 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 Walthamstow area. These included filling wooden planters with flowers for Stonydown Junior School and creating a garden for children at Emmanuel school and constructing a small decking area to act as an outdoor stage. 

Walthamstow Complex Manager, Lee Byrne, 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 and garden projects.”

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

Fabrice said: “I’ve had a great time opening my local Bunnings Warehouse here today in Walthamstow, it was nice to be back where I spent a lot of my childhood. Just like football, success is built on strong teamwork and it’s evident that everyone here is committed to making the store a hit.”

The store will host two weekends of events 3-4 and 10-11 February, 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).

The nineteen 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 ;-

  • Walton-on-Thames (Surrey)
  • Herne Bay (Kent) -  - new format smaller store
  • London Penge (SE20)
  • Frome (Somerset)

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

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

Source: Insight DIY Team & Bunnings Press Release.

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01 February 2018

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