A NEW B and Q store is set to open in Gainsborough later this month.
The store is on the site of the former Focus DIY shop on Lea Road, which went into administration and later bought by B and Q owners Kingfisher earlier this year.
After a month of team bonding, store re-fitting and daily lorry deliveries, the store is preparing to open its doors.
In the last few weeks the store received nearly 15,000 products, built nine display kitchens and installed 10 display bathroom suite.
B and Q’s recent acquisition has created 19 new jobs as well as maintaining 11 staff from the old store.
Store Manager Richard Reeves said: “The team, existing and new are excited about the store opening and serving the local community. We’ve had a few weeks to get to know each other and we’re really looking forward to meeting all our new customers.”
“The new team spans several generations - from Abi our 17-year-old school leaver to our oldest Trevor who’s 58 and is full of beans. They may be different in age but they’ve got one thing in common – they’re passionate about DIY and want to help make it easier for all our customers.”
The store opens on Thursday 22nd September.