Lincoln

Lincoln Homebase launches closing down sale

The Lincoln Homebase store will close for good following a stock clearance sale.

The Lincoln branch of the home improvement store based on The Sidings at the St Marks Shopping Centre is yet another city chain closing its doors.

Store closing signs went up outside the shop at the weekend and a closing date has been set for May 11.

Homebase currently has six stores in Lincolnshire, including Lincoln, Grantham, Sleaford, Spalding, Stamford and Scunthorpe.

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A number of staff will be affected by the move, however the company has not specified job losses when contacted by reporters.

Homebase is the latest shop in the area to confirm closure after plans by Standard Life Investments were approved for a £150 million redevelopment of St Marks shopping centre.

Plans will see the current buildings west of Debenhams demolished to make way for student accommodation, a hotel, parking and new shops and leisure facilities.

Work was set to begin around the year 2020 and be completed by between 2023 and 2024.

Toys R Us and Maplin, which both have stores in St Marks, fell into administration in recent weeks and Toys R Us confirmed it would also be closing its St Marks store.

A spokesperson for Homebase said“We can confirm that the Lincoln Homebase store is set to close on May 11.

“Team members at the store have been informed and we are working to support them as much as possible.”