B&Q opens largest store in a decade

  • B&Q opens its new Colchester store at Stane Park
  • Colchester is B&Q’s first purpose-built digital store as the brand commits to e-commerce growth
  • The Mayor declares the store officially open with ribbon cutting ceremony

B&Q’s new Colchester store was declared officially open today with a formal cutting of the ribbon by the Mayor of Colchester, Councillor Robert Davidson.

Relocated from B&Q Lightship Way to Stane Park’s brand-new retail park, B&Q is the first to open at the new development.

This latest opening is one of the largest B&Q stores to open in the last decade. It combines instore shopping missions with digital fulfilment, fully representing B&Q’s commitment to grow e-commerce with stores at the centre.

Caroline Voutsinas, B&Q Stane Park, Store Manager, said: “DIY has really captured the imagination of the nation over the past 18-months, so our new and improved B&Q in Colchester is very timely, giving Colchester DIY-ers and tradespeople a much improved store experience with plenty of exciting new features to make home improvement easier than ever. I cannot wait to welcome the local community into the store.”

The new store offers a huge range of products for all home improvement needs, as well as:

  • A purpose-built garden centre with a dedicated garden showroom
  • A convenient and expert led tool hire option from Speedy Services, the UK’s leading tool & equipment hire company
  • A brand-new showroom featuring the latest kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms in interactive, inspirational displays
  • A dedicated load and go area for TradePoint customers to support bulk orders and easy access
  • A brand new ‘shop in a shop’ for workwear, a first for B&Q
  • A digital hub to support store to home delivery Services including paint mixing and Click + Collect via diy.com

The new store is open 7 days a week: Monday-Saturday 7am-8pm, and on Sunday 11am-4pm. B&Q Lightship Way closed its doors on 21 October.

B&Q is continuing to encourage customers to wear face coverings and has maintained social distancing measures to help customers shop safely.

For more information, including inspirational ideas and practical advice on home improvement, visit DIY.com

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