Home Bargains has invested £1 million into a new store in Ivybridge Retail Park, Twickenham.

The discount store will open on Saturday, February 20, joining over 500 other outlets across the UK.

The team will stand at 69 members in total, with 64 new positions created for locals and the rest transferring from other stores.

Prahbdeep Sandhu, the new Twickenham store manager, said:

“Having recently joined the Home Bargains family, I’m thrilled to be heading up the Twickenham team as its new store manager.

“I’ve been in the retail sector for many years, having started out as a sales assistant myself, but I can honestly say nothing beats the buzz of opening a brand-new store.”

The 10,376 sq ft store, which formally housed Currys PC World, will offer shoppers a range of products, including homewares, health and beauty essentials, sweets, snacks and drinks, as well as fresh and frozen food.

Prahbdeep added:

“Ivybridge Retail Park 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.”

The family-run retailer will also be donating £2,000 to the local charity, HANDS, which offers support to anyone in need in Twickenham and St Margaret’s, particularly to older people and those who are isolated.

The charity has been unable to run its usual events during the pandemic, such as outings, social events, a regular Sunday lunch club and the annual ‘HANDS May Fair’.

Maurice Austen, Treasurer at HANDS, said.

“This generous donation from Home Bargains is a significant one for the charity and will help us meet some of the day-to-day costs of running the charity. We have no regular source of income and use our accumulated reserves year on year to fund our work and the shortfall in annual income.

“So, on behalf of everyone involved with HANDS and our clients, we give many thanks to Home Bargains in Twickenham and we all wish a successful opening of the new store.”

For more information on the ranges available, visit www.homebargains.co.uk