St. Modwen has agreed a lease with Home Bargains to occupy a 20,000 sq ft unit at the scheme’s District Centre which is set to open to the public next summer.
Founded in Liverpool and headquartered within the city, TJ Morris Ltd, the parent company of Home Bargains, has grown the brand into one of the UK’s most popular and highly rated retailers.
Paul Batho, Projects Director at St. Modwen, said: “A successful, local and national brand, TJ Morris is the largest employer on Merseyside and is the largest independent grocer in the country. We’re really pleased to announce its commitment to Great Homer Street where over 70 new jobs will be created.
“We’re seeing real progress being made on site with construction work having begun on the new Sainsbury’s supermarket earlier this month. Home Bargains commitment to Great Homer Street will further strengthen the attractiveness of the new District Centre.
“We are currently in detailed discussions with other potential occupiers and we are looking forward to making further announcements in the near future.”
Joe Morris, Operations Director at Home Bargains, said: “This is a historic location for Home Bargains. The Great Homer Street area is where our families retail roots began. We are thrilled to be opening here and welcoming new customers through the door to offer our customers top branded goods at exceptionally low prices.”
Liverpool based Hitchcock Wright and Colliers are joint agents on the scheme and are currently marketing the remaining new retail space which is still available. bennett represented the tenant and are retained nationally by Home Bargains.