Opening date revealed for Home Bargains at Torquay

Work taking place at the new Home Bargains store at Wren Park, Torquay

Work taking place at the new Home Bargains store at Wren Park, Torquay - Credit: Ed Oldfield

The opening date has been announced for a new Home Bargains store in Torquay.

The branch at Wren Park is opening on Saturday, July 3, and it is still looking for staff.

The national chain is taking over the empty Mothercare unit at the site owned by Torbay Council off Brown’s Bridge Road.

The national baby and children’s goods retailer went into administration at the end of 2019.

Currently the nearest Home Bargains is at Newton Abbot and the chain is expanding across the South West.

A spokesperson for Home Bargains said: “Our Torquay store is due to open on 3rd July 2021 at Wren Park, creating upwards of 50 new jobs for the local community. 

“As such, we are currently recruiting for store supervisors, store assistants and store cleaners, and would encourage those interested to head to our careers website.”

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The separate Wren Park retail centre including a branch of Boots is next to The Willows centre,  which has large Sainsbury’s and Marks and Spencer.

A planning application was submitted to Torbay Council last year to lift a restriction on the sale of food and drink to allow the trader to carry its full range of goods.

The Wren Park retail development went ahead after permission was granted at an appeal in 1992.

A planning condition restricted the goods to non-food retail only, but was updated to allow the sale of baby food by Mothercare.

The Home Bargains chain is privately run and describes itself as a 'discount retailer selling top brands at the lowest possible price on the UK high street'.

The company started more than 40 years ago in Liverpool and has 530 stores, with plans to open 50 new outlets a year to expand to 900 locations.

Details and how to apply for a job with Home Bargains at Torquay can be found at http://jobs.homebargains.co.uk