Home Bargains Submit Plans for New Prescot Superstore

By on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

home_bargains_prescot_mapMerseyside retailer TJ Morris have officially submitted their plans for a new Home Bargains superstore in Prescot.

Earlier this year, the company announced to customers they wouldn’t be renewing the lease on their current premises in Prescot Shopping Centre.

They say the bigger, £5-million Home Bargains store, to include a garden centre, would add 25 jobs to their current Prescot workforce of 45.

Knowsley Council are now considering the planning application, submitted jointly by TJ Morris and landowner Prescot Business Park, Ltd.

It would mean approving a change of use for the land, which is currently designated for housing.

If successful, the store will be built on Manchester Road, south of Tesco and Cables Retail Park, on the land once occupied by the BI.

“We’ve been trading in Prescot since 1989 and we want to bring customers our expanded, up-to-date offer and create a store which will last for another 25 years,” said Joe Morris, of TJ Morris.

“The feedback from Prescot residents has been hugely encouraging and we’re now hoping for a positive decision from the Council.”

He added that that “the limited footfall, poor prominence and constrained first floor store layout” of the Prescot Shopping Centre meant continuing to operate from the mall was commercially unattractive.

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2 Comments

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  2. Jim Mc Donnel

    Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    It’s a shame they want to move. It means another empty store in prescot town centre. Every time i go home bargains its busy. There are always long ques at the tills.

    Why can’t they knock through to downstairs where the old somerfield was? Thats also been empty for well over 5 years. JJB still has its old sign and that closed back when they opened the retail park.

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