Carpet retailer facing uncertainty as Home Bargains takes control of site

Discount value retailer Home Bargains is eyeing up a new store in Winsford, taking the former home of Alan Ward and potential a current carpet retailer.

TJ Morris, owner of Home Bargains, has been granted planning permission from Cheshire West and Chester Council to open a new store at Wharton Retail Park.

The plans state that the store will see two existing units combine to make one larger unit with one of those sites already vacant following the closure of furniture retailer Alan Ward during the first lockdown.

However, the second unit is currently occupied by Carpets Unlimited, although the landlord is Home Bargains.

Carpets Unlimited revealed that the business is operating as best it can through the pandemic and new lockdown, but couldn’t comment on its future at the site.

Detailed in the plans, a statement said: “The proposals look to refurbish, extend and amalgamate two existing retail units.

“The proposed external changes, while relatively modest in nature, will secure the long-term occupancy of a well-established retail destination – retaining and creating jobs.”

Winsford Town Council raised no objection to the scheme.