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Closure date confirmed for Ipswich Warehouse

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Thursday 18th August has been confirmed as the official closure date of the B&Q Warehouse in Anglia Retail Park, Ipswich. The original closure announcement was made last October, when B&Q confirmed that as many as 65 UK stores would close and Ipswich store staff were informed of the actual date earlier this week.

A B&Q spokesman said “We can confirm that our staff at B&Q Anglia Parkway Ipswich have been told that their store is planned for closure in August. We will endeavour to find alternative positions for as many staff as possible.” The store currently employs just over 100 full and part time staff and it is understood that as many as 20 people could have roles at the Ransomes Europark store but actual numbers are yet to be confirmed.

The store is currently one of the hubs for bulk bag deliveries to the Suffolk area, and while the business stressed that bulk deliveries would still be available, it was not clear which stores these would now be delivered from.

The B&Q spokesman added: “Customers in Ipswich can continue to receive bulk bag deliveries from our distribution hubs. We are unable to comment on employee numbers, as our consultations with our staff will continue until point of store closure. We will endeavour to find alternative positions for as many staff as possible.”

Source: Insight DIY Team

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21 April 2016

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