Jobs boost at Cumbernauld shopping centre

AROUND 40 new jobs will be created when one of the UK's fastest growing retail chains opens for business in Cumbernauld shopping centre.

A Home Bargains store is set to open in the former Ethel Austin's unit, this Saturday (August 14).

The Liverpool-based discount chain already has premises in Glasgow's East End and Coatbridge.

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Home Bargains has bought up a large number of former Woolworths premises and sells a wide range of goods from foodstuffs to homewear.

Operations director Joe Morris said: "Home Bargains is excited to be opening this new store in Cumbernauld.

"This will be a great location for us and we're thrilled to be in a position to offer local people even more top branded goods at exceptionally low prices."

Shopping centre manager Robert Barr said: "We are so pleased to welcome Home Bargains into Cumbernauld Shopping Centre."

Simon Usher, of LaSalle Investment Management, the managing agents for Cumbernauld Shopping Centre, added: "Home Bargains are a great addition to the strong retailer line-up within the scheme".