Home Bargains, which is owned by Liverpool-based TJ Morris, will occupy a 20,000 sq ft unit in the scheme’s district centre which is due to open next summer. Tony McDonough reports.
Value retailer Home Bargains is to create 70 jobs in North Liverpool when it opens a new store in the £150m Project Jennifer development.
Regeneration specialist St Modwen has started work on the project centred around Great Homer Street, close to the city centre.
Home Bargains, which is owned by Liverpool-based TJ Morris, will occupy a 20,000 sq ft unit in the scheme’s district centre which is due to open next summer.
Joe Morris, operations director at Home Bargains, said: “This is a historic location for Home Bargains.
“The Great Homer Street area is where our families retail roots began. We are thrilled to be opening here and welcoming new customers through the door.”
Joint agents for Project Jennifer, Hitchcock Wright and Colliers, are currently marketing the remaining available retail space.
Paul Batho, projects director at St Modwen, said: “A successful, local and national brand, TJ Morris is the largest employer on Merseyside and is the largest independent grocer in the country.
“We’re really pleased to announce its commitment to Great Homer Street where over 70 new jobs will be created.
“We’re seeing real progress being made on site with construction work having begun on the new Sainsbury’s supermarket earlier this month.
“Home Bargains commitment to Great Homer Street will further strengthen the attractiveness of the new district centre.
“We are currently in detailed discussions with other potential occupiers and we are looking forward to making further announcements in the near future.”