30 new jobs pledged in Homebase move

Former Homebase Store
Former Homebase Store

Stockbridge Retail Park management are delighted with the news that B&M Stores are relocating into the former premises occupied by Homebase.

The move will see the retailer requiring extra staff as a result of the move, anticipated to be an additional 30 jobs on top of their current staff complement.

The newly revamped unit will be opening as a home store and garden centre on July 4.

The size of the former Homebase store at 35,000 square feet is substantially larger than B&M’s present shop.

The store follows hot on the heels of the recent B&M store which opened in Falkirk last year creating another 60 jobs.

The new store will offer a wider variety of branded and own label products including groceries and toiletries as well as an extensive non-food section including toys, home, electrical and outdoor ranges.

Executive councillor for development and transport Cathy Muldoon said: “We are delighted that B&M are moving to larger premises in Linlithgow’s Stockbridge Retail Park.

“It’s a vote of confidence in the local economy that the firm have decided to further invest in West Lothian, creating 30 additional jobs in the area.”

Susan Bell, Store Manager said: “We’re really proud to be creating another 30 jobs across Linlithgow this year and continuing to play our part in the local community.

“I and my staff are looking forward to welcoming customers old and new.”