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Wickes To Open New Store In Sunderland

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Wickes has confirmed its intention to relocate its Wessington Way store in Sunderland to a new, purpose-built unit on the Pennywell Industrial Estate in the county.

The new Wickes branch will be 25,000 square feet in size, with 64 car parking spaces and an outdoor project centre. 

It is anticipated that the new store will open in the autumn of this 2020, with work expected to start in February.

A Wickes spokesperson told local press (Chronicle Live): “We’re excited to unveil plans to open our new site in Sunderland.

“Unlike our current premises which are outdated and run down, our new store will be modern, energy efficient and feature a layout much more suited to our needs.

"It will continue to offer local tradespeople, DIY enthusiasts and those looking to make home improvements a large product range, as well as inspirational room sets across both kitchens and bathrooms.

"We’ll also have a dedicated outdoor retail area, selling everything needed to complete small and large landscaping projects.

"We look forward to showing the neighbouring community our new offering and will be sharing further details closer to the launch in 2020.”

Aldi has also confirmed it will open a 1,315 sqm food store and a KFC restaurant is also planning a new store on the site.

Tim Witty, development director at UK Land Estates, said: “These new stores are another positive step in the redevelopment of this formerly derelict site – bringing new jobs and a much-needed boost to the local economy.

Source : Insight DIY Team

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16 January 2020

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