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Lisburn could be set for a jobs boost with the announcement that Screwfix, the UK’s largest multi channel supplier of trade tools, plumbing, electrical, bathrooms and kitchens will be coming to the city.

The DIY chain, which has over 335 stores nationwide, confirmed this week that it was looking at opening a store in the area.

It is not yet known when the opening will take place but already the company has been advertising for sales staff and managers for the new store.

In a statement issued this week the company said, 
“We can confirm that Screwfix is currently looking to open a new store in Lisburn and is close to finalising details.

“We are excited about bringing Screwfix to the area and hope to start pulling together a team soon. Further details will be released shortly.”

Screwfix already have four stores at Boucher Road, Newtownabbey, Bangor and Ballymena have plans to open a further four stores that will include Lisburn at Lurgan, Newry and Londonderry.

Screwfix despatch tens of thousands of parcels every week for next day and weekend delivery to tradesmen, handymen and DIY enthusiasts all over the UK.

Founded in 1979 the company was acquired in 1999 by Kingfisher plc group, which owns B&Q.