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Popular Nelson store moves to flagship premises

Published: Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

Councillor Iqbal

Pendle Council is delighted to announce that Home Bargains is moving to a flagship store in Nelson town centre.

Home Bargains has bought the 25,000 sq ft building in Leeds Road which was most recently Tesco.

It’s expected to move in early next year after redeveloping the site.

Councillor Mohammed Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council and Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, said: “This is absolutely fantastic news which is again proving that our long term plan with a clear vision for Nelson is paying off.

“It shows that there’s growing confidence in Nelson, with a key national business expanding into a larger flagship store.

“It follows hot on the heels of Costa and Peacocks which opened in the heart of the town centre in August and September this year.

“This move will increase footfall into a part of town which needed a boost providing a positive knock-on effect on nearby businesses.”

Joe Morris, Operations Director at Home Bargains, added: “We’re thrilled to have acquired this landmark site in Nelson.

“We’re looking forward to delivering a redeveloped, flagship 25,000 sq ft store on the former Tesco site, and are excited to welcome both existing and new customers through our doors.”

Over the past five years almost £4m of external funding has been invested in Nelson town centre.

The money has been spent on re- introducing slow traffic through the centre with more parking, an attractive tree –lined boulevard and central  amphitheatre with Nelson Shuttle sculpture and new parking on Scotland Road.

Councillor Iqbal added: “I’m delighted that Home Bargains has agreed that when it opens its doors at the new site, customers will still be able to park for free for up to three hours.

“We’re hoping this new store will attract new as well as existing customers who will take the opportunity to visit other shops in the town.”

Anyone interested in locating their business in Nelson or anywhere in Pendle can contact Hassan Ditta, Pendle Council’s  Employer Engagement Officer for a chat on 01282 661677 or email the team business.support@pendle.gov.uk

Information on grants for new entrepreneurs and existing businesses looking to expand is on our website -  www.pendle.gov.uk/business