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Wickes To Expand Presence In South West With Torquay Store

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Wickes has confirmed its intention to open a new branch in Torquay.

Construction work on the Edginswell Business Park site is due to begin this summer, and it is expected to open towards the end of 2022.  

Torbay Council's deputy leader Darren Cowell said, “This site has been identified for employment for many years and I am delighted that for the first phase we have secured a national name.

“I am hopeful that future developments at Edginswell will ensure a mixed use for the site providing a variety of employment opportunities.  

“The site is identified in both the Local and Neighbourhood Plans, so it is encouraging that we are able to deliver the aspirations of the community.”

Jo Lord, property director at Wickes, told local press: “We’ve been looking to expand our network in the South-West and this location is perfect to provide more accessibility for customers, complementing our stores in Plymouth and Exeter.

"The new store will create 30 jobs in the area and provide more home improvement choices for customers.

"The 30,000 sq. ft store is the right sized format to deliver convenience and speed, supporting our distinctive service model, with clear areas that cater for DIYers, local trade and those customers looking for support on larger transformational home improvement projects.

"It will have a quick, simple and easy to shop layout featuring a wide range of products and includes a Dulux in-store mixing service, a new outdoor project centre and a purpose-built Kitchen and Bathroom Showroom, with experienced Design Consultants, who can assist customers’ transformational projects. The store will also bolster the digital journey with Click & Collect parking bays and a smart fulfilment area supporting local home deliveries direct from the store; providing more ways to shop for customers. "

Source : Insight DIY Team

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09 June 2021

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