The opening date for a new B&M Bargains store in Whitchurch has been confirmed.

The discount retailer will open its doors for the first time at 9am on Wednesday, September 12 2018.

Previously the site of a Homebase store, the new shop will be situated on Waymills road.

More than 50 jobs will be coming to the area as a result of the new store, which offers a wide variety of branded products including toys, food and drink, pet range, health & beauty, homewares and garden centre.

A spokesperson from B&M said: “We’re feeling really positive about the creation of even more jobs for local people and we hope customers are going to be delighted with their new store.

“We are all really excited to get the doors open and welcome our new customers through the door in a few weeks.”

Peggy Mullock, Shropshire Councillor for Whitchurch North, said it’s nice to see a big name choose the area to set up a new shop.

She said: “It’s good to have a big retailer coming to the area to set up a store and fill the empty space left after Homebase has gone.

“It’s nice knowing that so many jobs have come to Whitchurch, and that they were nice enough to offer interviews to those who worked at Homebase beforehand, so they’re not left without any options.”

Jobs will be advertised on the B&M careers website at with many roles available from sales assistant, to floor managers and cleaners