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Councillors Jason Zadrozny, Lee Waters, John Wilmott, Gordan Mann

Council confirms ‘The Range’ set to open in Hucknall

National home and leisure retailer, The Range, has been confirmed as the new tenant in the building previously occupied by Wilko on Hucknall High Street.

Ashfield District Council has confirmed that the building will be renovated over the coming weeks ahead of a grand opening on 15 March 2024. The Range currently have over 200 stores across the UK and stock more than 140,000 products from homewares and furniture to DIY and art supplies.

The opening of the new store marks another milestone in Ashfield District Council’s regeneration of Hucknall town centre. Over the next few months the Council will be working with local businesses to develop plans to improve Central Walk - the covered walkway and paved area connecting the High Street to Piggins Croft car park with works due to start later in 2024.

Leader of Ashfield District Council, Cllr Jason Zadrozny said:

 “I am delighted to be able to announce that The Range is set to open in Hucknall in March. As a Council we look forward to a positive relationship with another major retailer which can only be good news for Hucknall town centre and our local residents.”

Cllr Lee Waters who represents Hucknall Central, said:

“We are looking forward to welcoming The Range to Hucknall. When Wilko went into administration, Hucknall councillors tasked the council’s leadership with finding a new anchor partner. Councillor John Wilmott has personally led on this and we are grateful for his and others’ efforts. We look forward to the start of a great relationship with The Range that will provide jobs and prosperity in our town.”

The opening of the new store is expected to create up to 90 jobs with applications now open for local residents. More information and how to apply can be found on The Range’s careers site.