Hornby site for Bunnings trade centre

Last updated 11:51 03/09/2014

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Hardware and building supplies retailer Bunnings has started work on its new Christchurch trade centre.

The Australian-based big-box chain lost its previous Christchurch trade centre, in the southeast suburb of Ferrymead, in the earthquakes.

Since then, it has been leasing space at 786 Halswell Junction Rd, Hornby, as a temporary replacement.

Now the company is reworking a property down the road at 644 Halswell Junction Rd to be its new trade centre. The property was previously occupied by bed maker Sleepyhead Manufacturing.

Bunnings New Zealand general manager Jacqui Coombes said they hoped their new facility, which supplies trade customers, would be ready for use by early November.

The project started with the removal in June and July of old buildings on the property. Remaining buildings on the site are now being retrofitted and yard improvements made.

The new centre will have 2600 square metres of warehouse space and a 5730sqm of yard area, and include 17 car parks and a warehouse drive-through.

The warehouse will be Bunnings' only trade outlet in the South Island, where it has six retail barns including two in Christchurch.

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