Southend Airport Retail Park shop for bargain chain

First published in News

A CUT-PRICE household goods chain is to take over an empty shop near Southend Airport.

Unit 5 at the Airport Retail Park, off Rochford Road, Rochford, has been let to Home Bargains, which has 250 stores across the UK.

Rochford Council has given planning permission for part of the shop to be used for sale of food and drink goods – a staff canteen or customer cafe.

The retail park was built on land, which was once part of Southend Airport, after permission was given in 1996.

Pets at Home, Dreams, Carpet Right, Argos, Harveys, PC World, Staples and Sports Direct also have branches there.

Home Bargains’ nearest branch is in Basildon’s Westgate Retail Park.

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5:23pm Sat 20 Aug 11

naughtyladyofshadylane says...

sounds good to me, i hate empty shops !
sounds good to me, i hate empty shops ! naughtyladyofshadylane
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7:53pm Sat 20 Aug 11

el caballero de la noche says...

Anything legal that brings employment to the town.
Anything legal that brings employment to the town. el caballero de la noche
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8:01pm Sat 20 Aug 11

naughtyladyofshadylane says...

yes well said .
yes well said . naughtyladyofshadylane
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9:39pm Sat 20 Aug 11

Nebs says...

The Airport Retail Park could become premium space when the airport is at full capacity.
The Airport Retail Park could become premium space when the airport is at full capacity. Nebs
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7:54am Sun 21 Aug 11

Alice in Her Own Land :P says...

Perhaps a book store would open there as some people like to read while travelling. Things are looking up!! All this will benefit the local population as well!
Perhaps a book store would open there as some people like to read while travelling. Things are looking up!! All this will benefit the local population as well! Alice in Her Own Land :P
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11:21am Mon 22 Aug 11

vanilla ice says...

Alice in Her Own Land :P wrote:
Perhaps a book store would open there as some people like to read while travelling. Things are looking up!! All this will benefit the local population as well!
Stobarts won’t be slow to open shops in the Airport of their own to serve there captive passengers and staff.
[quote][p][bold]Alice in Her Own Land :P[/bold] wrote: Perhaps a book store would open there as some people like to read while travelling. Things are looking up!! All this will benefit the local population as well![/p][/quote]Stobarts won’t be slow to open shops in the Airport of their own to serve there captive passengers and staff. vanilla ice
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