£1m investment for new House and Home Improvements branch in Glengormley
House and Home Improvements (HHI) are set to create 10-15 jobs at their new site in Glengormley.
The home renovation company who has a strong presence across Northern Ireland including Bangor, Belfast, Coleraine and Lisburn, with a flagship store already based in Newtownabbey, recently expanded to the former Pizza Hut site on Antrim Road, Glengormley.
Speaking to the Times, a spokesperson for the company said: “We acquired the site in March of this year. Build will take approximately nine months.
“The overall investment is £1million. In total there will be 10-15 jobs created as a result of the new showrooms, sales and fitters.”
The new store will showcase their bathroom and kitchen collections, with plans to open by January next year.
Welcoming the firm’s expansion, Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Cllr Jim Montgomery said: “I am delighted to hear one of our local businesses is expanding further in the borough.
“This is fantastic news for our local economy and will have many positive impacts to the surrounding area, including job creation. It is great to hear of a business doing so well, especially in the current climate and I would like to take this opportunity to wish them well on their new venture.”
HHI Newtownabbey Branch Manager, Gary Kee added: “Due to our expanding business we had to find bigger premises for our staff and customers, and the former Pizza Hut location on the Antrim Road was the perfect spot.
“We will be able to showcase a lot more of our products and services in this larger space and there is a larger parking area for the customers.
“HHI was founded over 30 years ago selling PVC products and at the very start we were just installing fascia in the Newtownabbey area. Since then, we have expanded our business to five branches all over Northern Ireland and each have a showroom for our customers and a warehouse for trade customers, including two centres which manage the installation of bathrooms and kitchens from start to finish.”
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