Jobs to be created as plans go in for Wickes store in Corby

Plans have gone in for a Wickes store in Corby
Plans have gone in for a Wickes store in Corby

Plans have gone in for a Wickes store in Corby which would create 25 jobs.

The home improvement retailer, which has more than 200 stores throughout the country, focuses on supplies and materials for homeowners and the building trade.

The Corby store will be built on currently undeveloped land to the north of Courier Road, near Pheonix Parkway.

The nearest Wickes stores to Corby are in Kettering, Rushden and Northampton.

The plans are for a 1,858 sq m ground floor unit with a 465 sq m mezzanine level, as well as a new access road to the site, a car park with 75 spaces and an area for cycles.

The store would employ 25 people full-time, and be open from 7am to 9pm every day including Sundays and Bank Holidays.

There are a number of other DIY stores close by, including Screwfix, Jewson, Plumb Center, The Range, West End DIY, Jackson Building Center, UK Timber, Howarth Timber & Building Supplies and Crown Decorating Centre.

The developers say, based on research elsewhere, that at least 40 per cent of Wickes customers will also visit one of these stores during the same visit.

A report which will be heard by Corby Council says: “In addition, there are also a number of other unrelated commercial premises in the vicinity, including the occupiers of Phoenix Retail Park, which will also generate linked trips with customers visiting both sites as a single trip to the area, as well as people working at these visiting Wickes before or after work or during their lunch break.”