Bunnings' $47m super store nearly complete

ALL major works for Launceston's new Bunnings home and hardware store will be completed in the next two months, Bunnings chief operating officer Peter Davis said yesterday.

The $47 million, 16,000-square- metre superstore in Lindsay Street is set to create about 170 jobs when it opens midway through this year.

When complete, the store will include a main warehouse, indoor timber trade sales area, building materials and landscape supplies yard and outdoor nursery, as well as an indoor playground and cafe.

Mr Davis said the erection of all concrete wall panels was almost complete and roof construction had started with 50per cent of it completed.

Mr Davis said the amenities, office building, and car park civil works were currently being developed.

Flooring will begin next week.

There are three tenancies available, attached to the front of the Bunnings store - a 1462-square-metre block, a 3021-square-metre block, and a 2522-square-metre block.

There is also nine hectares of unutilised land between the Bunnings store and Kings Wharf.

Mr Davis said Bunnings was working through the various options for the land not required for the warehouse.

"[We] will continue to work closely with interested parties," he said.

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