In the heart of Liverpool, a vacant and dilapidated superstore stood as a symbol of lost opportunities. However, this narrative took a remarkable turn when TJ Morris, trading as Home Bargains, competitively tendered a scheme to breathe new life into this once-decaying establishment. This case study unveils how Home Bargains, in collaboration with us, revitalised the local community and made a significant impact on the wider region.
The Tesco store on County Road had become an eyesore, contributing to the decay of the local community. TJ Morris recognized the potential to not only revamp this space but also to provide essential services to the neighbourhood. The project involved an ambitious 8,000 sq ft extension, expanding the store’s footprint to an impressive 23,000 sq ft. Liverpool City Council, in the planning application, concurred that the vacant unit was in dire need of comprehensive refurbishment.
Home Bargains turned to Krol Corlett Construction Limited to execute this ambitious project. The partnership was strengthened further by the involvement of WPL CONSULTING LLP and Sutcliffe, along with a dedicated supply chain. This collaborative effort would prove crucial in transforming the vacant space into a modern retail haven.
The scope of work undertaken by Krol Corlett Construction Limited and their partners was extensive and diverse:
Full strip-out of the existing structure.
Demolition of walls and roof.
Decommissioning of the substation.
Drainage and ducting installations.
Attenuation works for improved water management.
Steelwork for structural enhancements.
Roof cladding and replacement of windows and doors.
Mechanical and electrical installations.
Rigorous testing and commissioning of systems.
Brickwork, fencing, and gate installations, among other tasks.
This comprehensive approach ensured that every aspect of the revitalisation was addressed meticulously.
As work progressed, the impact on the local community and the wider Liverpool City Region became evident. The revamped Home Bargains store not only breathed new life into the previously dilapidated space but also provided essential retail services to the neighbourhood. This, in turn, created job opportunities and contributed to the economic growth of the area.
Krol Corlett Construction Limited’s expertise in the retail sector played a pivotal role in the success of this project. Their commitment to delivering excellence and their ability to meet the specific needs of Home Bargains was evident throughout the construction process.
The transformation of the vacant Tesco store into a thriving Home Bargains establishment serves as a testament to the power of collaboration and visionary thinking. Home Bargains, along with their partners, have not only revitalised a local community but have also made a significant impact on the broader Liverpool City Region. This project stands as an example of how forward-thinking partnerships and dedication to community welfare can bring about positive change, one renovation at a time. Home Bargains, trading as one of the UK’s fastest-growing discount retailers, has once again proven its commitment to making a difference where it matters most.