Bargain shop brings jobs boost for town

B&M Bargains - Albion Street in Castleford. B&M has opened a store creating 60 jobs. Store manager Adam Berry and some of the new team. (P522A348)
B&M Bargains - Albion Street in Castleford. B&M has opened a store creating 60 jobs. Store manager Adam Berry and some of the new team. (P522A348)
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A former home improvement shop has been snapped up by bargain store bosses, creating 60 new jobs in the town centre.

B&M will open its doors at the old Homebase site on Albion Street in Castleford.

The new shop will employ 60 new staff at its 27,000 sq ft premises, which includes a store and garden centre.

Adam Berry, store manager at B&M Castleford, said: “We’re really proud to be opening our first store in Castleford, creating more than 60 jobs and playing our part in the local community.”

Customers can expect a variety of branded and own label products from the shop, including groceries and toiletries.

It will also sell paint, soft furnishings, home and gardening products and a range of seasonal goods.

Mr Berry added: “We are excited to get the doors open today and have a team of colleagues who are willing to provide great value products and world class service to our customers.”

As reported in the Express earlier this year, B&M bosses began talks with the home improvement giant in July to take over the site.

Homebase shut in September, losing 25 employees.