Full steam ahead for Bunnings

Concept art for Bunnings’ trade centre in Invercargill, which is estimated to open by the end of...
Concept art for Bunnings’ trade centre in Invercargill, which is estimated to open by the end of the year. IMAGE: SUPPLIED
The Covid-19 pandemic has not affected a major retailer’s plans to open in Invercargill.

Due to the city’s large rural community and the increasing number of developments across the region, Bunnings is set to open a multimillion-dollar trade store by the end of the year.

Bunnings New Zealand general manager Ben Camire said construction of the store was progressing as planned at the site on the corner of Victoria Ave and Bill Richardson Dr in Avenal.

"We believe the site is well positioned for a Bunnings trade centre in the growing area of Invercargill, and we’re really looking forward to opening the doors and getting to know tradies in the area."

The project would generate about 80 jobs during construction and about 20 new jobs when the store opened. Mr Camire said.

"We look forward to building a team of experts with specialised knowledge."

Spanning about 4000sq m, the new trade centre would also feature a fully covered trade drive-through and would have more than 20 on-site car parks.

luisa.girao@odt.co.nz

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