Retail giant commits to Great Homer Street regeneration scheme

Posted by Sam Hughes Jul 13, 2016 8:33:49 AM

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An example of similar B&M store and an artist impression of the Great Homer Street District Centre.

REGENERATION specialist St. Modwen has signed-up B&M Retail Ltd to its £150 million ‘Project Jennifer’ scheme on Great Homer Street in Liverpool.

Speke based B&M was formed in 1978 and is one of the UK’s fastest growing retailers. The brand now operates more than 500 stores and employs some 22,500 staff nationwide.

B&M will be opening one of its larger store formats which will incorporate a garden centre when it launches in spring 2017, creating more than 60 jobs for local people in a welcome boost to the local economy.

Customers can expect to find a wide variety of branded products including toys, food & drink, pet products, health & beauty and electricals in their new store. The store will also boast an extensive DIY, decorating and furniture range, and garden equipment.

The store forms part of the new District Centre currently under development by St. Modwen in partnership with Liverpool City Council and construction is due to start in September.

Paul Batho, Projects Director at St. Modwen, said: “We are delighted to have such a high profile successful national retailer committing to the Great Homer Street scheme.

“We are currently in detailed discussions with other potential occupiers and we are looking forward to making further announcements about other occupiers in the future.”

A B&M spokesperson said: “We’re feeling really positive about the creation of new jobs for local people and we hope customers are going to be delighted with their new store.

“We are all really excited to get the doors open and welcome our new customers through the door next year.”

Liverpool based Hitchcock Wright and Colliers are joint agents on the scheme and are currently marketing the remaining new retail space which is available across four additional units.