Home Bargains Prescot Set for Move to Bigger Premises

By on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

home_bargains_prescot_mapHome Bargains are planning a £5-million move out of Prescot town centre in hopes of building a new, bigger store on the edge of the town.

The Liverpool-based company, owned by retail chain TJ Morris, say they won’t renew their lease at Prescot Shopping Centre.

Instead, they want to relocate to new, bigger premises on the former BI/Prysmian site (pictured) on Manchester Road, opposite Cables Retail Park.

prysmian_cables_site_home_bargains_prescot copyIf the development goes ahead, Home Bargains say they will continue to employ the current Prescot staff of 45, alongside creating 25 new jobs.

As well as increasing the store’s range, to compete with larger Prescot stores such as Tesco, the move will allow the opening of an adjoining garden centre, meaning competition for nearby Whitakers Garden Centre, on Liverpool Road.

Home Bargains are asking customers for their opinion on the proposals, saying the plans will “revitalise” the disused site, and the investment will show “a vote of confidence in the town by a major national retailer.”

It will also mean the loss of one of Prescot town centre’s biggest draws, however.

Adrian Oliver of Vale Retail, Prescot Shopping Centre’s asset managers, told Prescot Online that Home Bargains was “clearly one of the more important drivers of footfall at the centre,” and saying that Vale will take “whatever steps we can to keep retailers trading at Prescot Shopping Centre” in order to benefit the town centre.

Prescot Shopping Centre manager Victoria Nichol added that she would do everything she could to keep Home Bargains in the mall.

“We are aware of the customers’ concerns,” she told Prescot Online, “and we are currently working with our agents to develop the situation we are in. We care about what the public of Prescot have to say and ultimately try and take everything on board.”

Local residents and shoppers can register their views with Home Bargains by filling in a card at the Prescot store, emailing hbprescot@camarguepr.com, or phoning 020 7323 3544.

Image (top): Map of the proposed site, from
Home Bargains Prescot’s in-store literature


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