Work to start on new DIY warehouse

BY September B&Q should have its third Ipswich DIY centre and 250 people should find jobs when the new Ransomes Europark retail warehouse opens.Work on the £6.

By LYNN ANDREWS

lynn.andrews@eveningstar.co.uk

BY September B&Q should have its third Ipswich DIY centre and 250 people should find jobs when the new Ransomes Europark retail warehouse opens.

Work on the £6.25 million store is being carried out by Ipswich-based Jackson Construction and if it continues on schedule the opening is set for September said a spokeswoman for B&Q today.


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The opening will bring a further jobs boost to the town with the creation of 250 full and part-time vacancies and recruitment should begin during March.

B&Q has an anti-ageist policy on recruitment and potential staff in the more mature age group are welcome to apply.

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Newcomers will receive on-the-job training at other B&Q Ipswich stores at Grafton Way and at Anglia Retail Park, Bury Road.

The new store will not affect the town's existing branches and the spokeswoman said it is being opened to attract customers from Woodbridge, Felixstowe and from the east side of Ipswich.

n B&Q was founded in 1969 by Richard Block and David Quayle and has been part of the Kingfisher group since the 1980s.

It has two styles of stores – warehouse, as at Anglia Retail Park and Ransomes Europark plus supercentres, as in Grafton Way.

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