B&M has officially announced the launch of its brand-new store and garden centre in Titchfield which is set to create more than 80 jobs for local people.

The 34,840 square foot building in Titchfield, opposite Dunelm, used to be an Argos store but has since been vacant for the past 19 months.

The discount retailer has taken possession of the previous Argos and Sealy stores, combining the two stores to create a huge B&M superstore.

The store will undergo an internal and external refurbishment before officially opening its doors at 8am on Saturday, December 2.

A spokesperson for B&M said: “We’re feeling extremely positive about the creation of more jobs for local people, and we hope customers are going to be delighted with their new store.”

Customers can expect to find a wide variety of branded groceries including a range of food, drink, and pet food.

There will also be a selection of health and beauty products, homeware, electricals, DIY essentials, toys, games, gifts, all available to customers.

The store will also boast its own 4,907 square foot garden centre, selling hundreds of plant varieties and gardening essentials.

Colleagues of the new store were asked to nominate a local charity they think truly deserves some VIP treatment for the work they do for the local community.

They chose the team from The Rainbow Centre for Conductive Education to take centre stage and officially unveil the new B&M store.

The Rainbow Centre for Conductive Education is a charity which supports children and adults affected by neurological conditions and teach them how to live their lives to their fullest.

The spokesperson added: “The Rainbow Centre for Conductive Education really stood out for us, so we wanted to give them some VIP treatment as a thank you for all the hard work that they have done.

“We hope that our donation can help them to continue the great work they do.” 

The Rainbow Centre was created by a small group of parents looking to provide the best help and support they could for their children with Cerebral Palsy.

Using Conductive Education – a system of learning based on the simple concept of human potential that everyone has the capability to learn and develop, irrespective of their starting point.