Homebase closures list: Which stores are shutting down in the UK and Ireland?

DIY chain said 1,500 jobs will go as it attempts to cut costs following years of declining sales and profits

Death of the UK high street: Retailers gone since 2008

Homebase unveiled plans to close 42 stores on Tuesday, putting up to 1,500 jobs at risk.

The closures, which will affect stores across the UK and Ireland, are part of a company voluntary arrangement it has launched in a bid to cut costs, after years of declining sales and profits under previous owner Wesfarmers.

The Australian group bought Homebase for £340m in 2016, but sold it to restructuring specialist Hilco for just £1 earlier this year, describing it as a “disappointing” investment.

On Tuesday, Homebase said it would be closing the 42 branches in late 2018 and early 2019, and said “every effort will be made to redeploy team members within the business where possible”, although it expects to make 1,500 staff redundant.

Usdaw national officer David Gill said: “Homebase staff feared the worst when the company was sold for just £1 following the disastrous ownership by Wesfarmers.

“I am seeking urgent clarification from Hilco about their long-term plan to turn the company around. All too often staff are excluded from the CVA process as the future of their jobs are being decided."

These are the stores earmarked for closure:

Aberdeen Bridge of Don

East Kilbride

Peterborough

Aberdeen Portlethen

Exeter

Pollokshaws

Aylesbury

Gateshead

Poole Tower Park

Bedford St Johns

Grantham

Robroyston

Bradford

Greenock

Salisbury

Brentford

Hawick

Seven Kings

Bristol

Inverness

Solihull

Canterbury

Ipswich

Southampton Hedge End

Cardiff Newport Road

Limerick

Southend

Croydon Purley Way

London Merton

Stirling

Droitwich

London New Southgate

Swindon Drakes Way

Dublin Fonthill

London Wimbledon

Swindon Orbital

Dublin Naas Road

Macclesfield

Warrington

Dundee

Oxford Botley Road

Whitby

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