B&M has filed for permission to put a B&M Home Store with garden centre in Widnes Trade Park. Credit: B&M Retail

B&M Home Store with garden centre planned for Widnes

The retailer wants to take over The Range’s 45,000 sq ft space at Widnes Trade Park off Dennis Road.

B&M Retail has filed a planning application with Halton Council to allow it to turn the space into a home and garden store, with more space for the sale of food and drink goods, as well as toiletry items, than permitted in the building’s original planning permission.

Currently, the shopping unit is only allowed to have 3,770 sq ft of space for selling food and drink products. B&M wants to grow that allotment to 5,380 sq ft.

The application also seeks to add 2,150 sq ft of space to sell toiletries.

The remainder of the building would be in line with planning permission, selling DIY goods and materials, gardening supplies, home furnishings, office equipment, holiday decorations and more.

If B&M is successful, it will close its store at Bowers Retail Park off Earle Road and move the staff there to the new store. The retailer will also hire 45 new employees, according to the planning statement prepared by MWA.

This is not the first big store change for the space at Widnes Trade Park – before it was The Range, it was a B&Q.

For those looking to learn more about B&M’s proposal, the application’s reference number with Halton Council is 22/00200/S73.

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The range is good dont get me wrong but its so overpriced just like NEXT HOME i look at it this way B&M sell household goods with quality brands including decrotive items, food and drink also great garden items . The world we live in today with inflation on the rise B&M seem to keep their prices at affordable costs . I just hope they keep it this way and never get too big for their boots . Its a great idea and a great move maybe other companies may look at how well that company has grown and why people shop in their store and acknowledge it !

By David

Go for it, the only problem is the road leading to it,

By Trev

So has the Range closed down? So we see another big store going to Widnes

By Unhappy shopper

What will happen to the Range, its not been there very long

By Anonymous

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