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Home Bargains plans Norris Green store expansion

Home Bargains has submitted plans to extend and refurbish its Broadway store in Norris Green.

The discount retailer wants to extend the Broad Lane branch into a former Co-op supermarket which closed earlier this year.

According to a planning application submitted to Liverpool City Council by TJ Morris Limited, the proposals will result in a larger store, alongside a suite of “much needed” external and internal alterations and improvements.

Founded in 1976, Home Bargains currently operates over 450 branches in the UK and has plans to expand its offer to 800, as well as investing in and improving existing stores.

How the proposed new store could look.

A document included with the planning application reads: “The Broadway District Centre has suffered a number of closures in recent years, notably Poundstretcher and the Co-op – which closed on 28 July 2018 and has since remained vacant.

“The proposed investment will create jobs for local people through both the construction and operational phases, as well as the re-occupation of a vacant retail unit.

“HB (Home Bargains) occupation is a good news story for Liverpool, particularly for Norris Green which suffers from high levels of deprivation.

“The proposals further demonstrates HB’s ongoing commitment to its home city of Liverpool through the creation of even more new jobs.”

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