Bunnings Warehouse officially opened the doors of its latest branch, at Penge in south-east London, yesterday (Thursday March 8).
The 40,000sq ft store offers home improvement and garden products from a wide range of brands, along with services such as paint mixing, key cutting, a garden centre, timber cutting and in-store DIY workshops.
Bunnings’ staff have already been busy ahead of today’s store opening, helping with projects in the local area. These include planting garden beds at St Christopher’s Hospice, painting garden sheds at Harris Academy Nursery; and creating an outdoor garden area for residents at Melvin Hall Community Centre.
Penge complex manager Andy Leontiou said: “All our team members have worked really hard to get the store ready for opening, and have undertaken many hours of training to ensure we have the expertise to help customers with home or garden projects.”
To celebrate the opening, Mark Bright, a former professional footballer who is now a sports pundit on BBC as well as a coach at nearby Crystal Palace Football Club, joined a welcome breakfast for staff.
He said: “I had a great morning opening the store and celebrating with Bunnings team members. It’s obvious that everyone is a committed team player, and I’ve no doubt that the store will be a huge success.”
The branch will host events tomorrow and Sunday (March 10 and March11) and next weekend (March17 and March 18), where customers can enjoy the famous Bunnings ‘Sausage Sizzle’, and a series of children’s activities from face-painting and balloon modelling to joining cartoon characters Peppa Pig & Mummy Pig for a story time session.