Pochin’s has been awarded a £5.4m contract to convert the former 115,000 sq ft Carcraft hypermarket site for Home Bargains.
The site, which is directly to the east of Home Bargains’ headquarters in Liverpool, will see Pochin’s build a new training centre and two bulky goods retail units. The existing training centre will also be converted into offices.
The project reunites Pochin’s and AJA Architects with the retail client. Both are already involved in a £10.4m project to extend Home Bargains parent TJ Morris’ presence at Axis Business Park in Liverpool.
Pochin’s chief executive Jim Nicholson said: “We are extremely pleased to be working with TJ Morris again on this new development that will no doubt play a vital part in the continued growth of Home Bargains. Pochin’s involvement demonstrates our continued commitment to working with some of the region’s most reputable businesses and our desire to continue building good relationships with the people we work with.”
Joe Morris, operations director of TJ Morris, added: “The proximity of the former Carcraft site to our headquarters makes it a prime location to significantly expand our presence and enhance our facilities for staff training and retail purposes.
“Given the quality of our existing relationship, and their knowledge of the site, Pochin’s were the obvious partner for us. We’re looking forward to seeing the development up and running in the near future.”
The project is due for completion in April 2017.