The UK’s second Bunnings Warehouse store opened yesterday (12 April) on Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire.
The 40,000 sqft store stocks more than 24,000 home improvement and garden products. Over 50 new jobs have been created, in addition to the 30 new positions at the first Bunnings Warehouse in Griffiths Way, in the same city.
The company, part of Australia’s Wesfarmers Group, plans to invest up to £500million rolling out the Bunnings Warehouse format in the UK and Ireland over three to five years.
Emma Wimble, Bunnings Warehouse Hatfield Road Complex Manager, said: “Our team members have worked really hard to prepare the store for opening and we are looking forward to helping customers and the community with their home and garden projects.
“We have already helped Sandridge School by tidying up an unused area of land by repainting flower beds and creating vegetable patches so the children can set up a gardening club. And we look forward to doing more with groups in the local area in the future.”