Home Bargains will set up 35,000 sq ft flagship store in Warrington
Derwent Group, acting on behalf of the Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation, has secured planning permission to redevelop vacant shop units at Junction Nine Retail Park.
The approved RGP Architects-designed scheme relates to phase three of the business park’s development, focusing on the former Fiat warehouse plot to create an additional 50,000 sq ft of retail space at the Warrington site off Winwick Road.
The larger 35,000 sq ft unit has been pre-let to Home Bargains, which will create a flagship store at Junction Nine.
Meanwhile, Poundland is set to take over the remaining 15,000 sq ft unit next door, according to a planning statement.
Plans will retain the form of the existing buildings, with minor changes to the sub-division. There will also be amendments to the car park layout, providing visitors with a total of 833 car parking spaces including 35 electric vehicle charging and 40 disabled bays.
The incoming retailers will join the likes of Currys, Smyths Toys Superstore, Dunelm, and Nandos at Junction Nine, which provides a total of 200,000 sq ft of retail space.
James Maule-Ffinch, senior asset manager at Derwent Estates, said: “We are very pleased to have secured approval for these plans as we know how keen Home Bargains is to start operating from its new store.
“We have appointed Faircloth Construction as the principal contractor and anticipate that completion of the scheme will take place by Spring 2024.”
CPS and Petch & Co are the joint letting agents for the retail units.
Aylward Town Planning is the planning consultant for the scheme. The project team also includes AA Projects and WML Consulting.
To learn more about the plans, search for application number 2022/42028 on Warrington Council’s planning portal.