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Consultation opens for new 38,000 square foot Home Bargains store & garden centre in Ballymena

Updated: Jan 13, 2023

Computer generated image showing view of the new store from Queen Street, Ballymena.

A public consultation has been opened for the new Home Bargains store and garden centre in Ballymena, which the company states will represent an £8.5million investment in the local economy.

Love Ballymena announced details of the popular stores’ plans for the new-build local outlet back on 3 January, which generated much interest and welcome from the community who have been calling for the popular brand, owned by TJ Morris Ltd, to open in the town.

TJ Morris have announced that the development of the large Home Bargains store in the former Ballymena Construction Company yard, off Queen Street, will create around 70-80 construction jobs, when built will offer around 80-100 jobs in the area, paying out around £800-900K in wages per year, and will yield around £210,000 Business Rates for the borough.

Computer generated image showing view of the new store from the 145 space car park.

Computer geberated images for the ‘proposed Retail Unit with Garden Centre, car parking, and service yard’ reveal a 30,000 square foot store, with a 7,620 square foot garden centre area attached to the main unit. The site includes 145 car parking spaces, and 10 cycle parking spaces.

All neighbours within 200m of the site have been invited to participate in a public consultation for the new store plans, including the residents on Queen Street, Toome Road, River Terrace, Wakehurst Road, Wakehurst Park, Paradise Avenue, Lady Smith Terrace and Railway Street.

A community consultation event was held recently in the atrium of The Braid (Bridge Street, Ballymena).

The public can also participate in the consultation and find more information on the dedicated website at the link below:

The website will be available to access until Friday 18 February 2022.


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