Home Bargains has invested approximately £3.5 million in its new store in Peterborough, which will be officially opened at 8.00 am on Saturday 30 January 2021.

As one of the UK’s largest family-run retailers, Home Bargains is creating 96 new jobs in the local community with its store on Bourges Boulevard.

It will also be donating £2,000 to the local charity, Little Miracles, which supports families that have children with additional needs, disabilities and life-limiting conditions. Providing access to the advice, support and care that they deserve, at the time they need it most.

Little Miracles currently supports around 10,000 children in East Anglia, and its activities and Family Support Workers provide a lifeline to the families and their children.

Emily Sibthorpe from Little Miracles said: “At Little Miracles, we are extremely grateful for this donation. We will be using it to provide sessions over half term to the families we support, making resource packs that will then allow them to participate in sessions every day including sensory play, art, cooking, dance and so much more.”

The new Peterborough store will join over 500 outlets across the UK. Opening approximately 50 stores a year, Home Bargains is bucking current trends in the industry.

Bashir Rasaq, the new Peterborough store manager, said: “Having recently joined the Home Bargains family, I’m thrilled to be heading up the Peterborough team as its new store manager. Working in the retail sector for 22 years, I can honestly say nothing beats the buzz of a brand-new store.”

The 27,017 sq ft store, which formerly housed Toys ‘R’ Us, is adjacent to The Food Warehouse and will offer shoppers a range of products, including homewares, health and beauty essentials, sweets, snacks and drinks, as well as fresh and frozen food.

The new store will also come with its own garden centre – GardenWorld at Home Bargains – that boasts a fantastic range of plants, soils and garden décor at amazing prices.

Bashir added: “We’re honestly thrilled to be opening our new store in Peterborough this Saturday. Bourges Boulevard will be a great location for us and we’re proud to be able to offer local people top-branded goods at exceptionally low prices.”

With more than five million customers each week, Home Bargains is one of the country’s best-loved discount retailers, stocking top-quality branded goods at low prices.