Robert Hitchins completes B&M store in Kingsway, Gloucester

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The new B&M Home Store with Garden Centre in Kingsway has reached practical completion and is being fitted out in preparation for an opening on November 17.

Developer Robert Hitchins Ltd has developed Kingsway Retail & Leisure Park which includes the B&M store, Pure Gym and 205 parking spaces on a three-acre brownfield site in Newhaven Road, Kingsway.

Michael Plimmer, Senior Development Manager for Robert Hitchins Ltd, said: “We’re pleased to bring a well-known national name to Kingsway.

“The Kingsway Retail & Leisure Park scheme not only regenerates a site which has been empty for more than a decade, it  also brings more retail and leisure facilities to the growing population of Kingsway, creating economic investment and 60 local jobs.

“It is fantastic to see our anchor tenant B&M preparing to open its doors to the public so soon after practical completion of the development.”

B&M, formed in 1978, is one of the leading variety retailers in the UK. It employs more than 28,000 staff in 660 stores all over the UK.

Planning permission was granted by Gloucester City Council in 2019.  Construction began in October last year.

Kingsway has emerged on the site of the former 340-acre RAF Quedgeley. The original masterplan included 3,300 homes, a 40-acre employment site, community and leisure facilities, retail, sports area and primary school.