SCREWFIX has revealed the exact location in Herefordshire it wants to open a new shop as it continues to grow.

The Hereford Times previously reported how the chain with 800 shops nationwide wanted to open in Bromyard.

While recruitment had started, the DIY chain, owned by Kingfisher PLC which also owns B&Q, was tight-lipped on where the shop in the town would be.

Now, planning documents submitted to Herefordshire Council have revealed it will be part of the Station Industrial Estate.


Screwfix has applied for planning permission to change the use of Unit 1a to Class B8 (storage or distribution), and make external alterations, such as blocking up a window and changing the doors.

In the documents, Screwfix said 12 new jobs would be created if the shop opened – with the firm saying it could be later this year. Four of those will be full-time, and an average of three lorries will visit the site to make deliveries in a normal week, it said.

Lorries will enter the industrial estate from the Stourport Road and deliver to the back of the unit.


Aimed at local builders, the shop will sell building supplies and materials. Most of the unit will be for the shop's storage, with customers counters at the front.

There will be four parking spaces, one of which will be disabled, and the doors, new and existing, painted grey.

The documents have also revealed the opening hours of the new shop, if approval to make the changes is given by council planners, which will be Monday to Friday 7am until 8pm, 7am until 6pm on Saturdays and 9am until 4pm on Sunday.

The early and late opening is needed to serve tradesmen, the firm said.

Summing up the application, the firm said it would make a positive contribution to the commercial and community life of the area, providing essential trade counter services to local businesses and large organisations.

Comments on application 222691 can be made until September 29.