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First look as Iceland Food Warehouse and Home Bargains prepare to open

Iceland Food Warehouse and Home Bargains are getting closer to their respective opening dates of December 1 and January 23 – and the sign is up at Iceland ready for its launch next week.
Iceland Food Warehouse
Iceland Food Warehouse is getting ready to open, with Home Bargains being just two months behind it (photo: Terry Harris)

We're days away from the opening of Iceland Food Warehouse, and the business has just had its sign placed on the front of the building. 

The supermarket applied to have the premises licensed from November 11, 2020, but a spokesman has confirmed the store will open almost three weeks after, on December 1.

Within the licensing application, they have highlighted that they are expecting to sell a wide range of foodstuffs and goods including alcoholic products, but only for consumption off the premises. 

The applications stated that the daily opening hours will be from 7am to 11pm. CCTV and burglar alarms will also be installed within the premises. 

Just shy of two months after the store opens its doors, Home Bargains will be opening to allow savvy shoppers to find the ultimate discounts.

The popular discount store - which sells home ware, cleaning products and food basics - will be opening its doors on Saturday, January 23, and they're recruiting now for staff.

A spokesman from Home Bargains said: "Our Peterborough store is due to open on January 23, 2021. We are currently recruiting for store supervisors, store assistants and store cleaners, and would encourage those interested to head to our careers website for more information."

The store is opening in part of the former Toys R Us shop, which closed in 2018.

The unit was set alight in April 2019 in an "accidental fire", which saw around 12 crews attend the derelict store. 

Last year an application submitted to transform the unit into two retail units was approved by Peterborough City Council. 

Work initially started on the premises in early 2020, shortly after Iceland confirmed they would be setting up shop at the site.