Trago Mills to open new ?40m store

Trago Mills is set to open a new ?40m retail, garden centre and leisure facility in South Wales.

The development in Merthyr Tydfil will be the independent retailer’s first site outside Cornwall and Devon.

The company recently started work on a new ?3 million DIY Centre at their flagship store in Newton Abbot.??The new store, next to the Cyfarthfa Retail Park, is due to open in spring 2018 and will comprise a 30,250 square metre building, with warehousing, support services and administrative offices, together with internal roads and car parking.

It will incorporate many of the retailer’s signature styles, including 17 ‘Trago Towers’, and is?expected to create around 400 jobs in the retail, leisure and warehousing sectors.?Trago have appointed Kier Construction to build the new store, which will also include a caf?, garden centre, bandstand and adventure dome.?There are plans to develop the site further, by adding a petrol station and leisure facilities.

Trago, which has been a popular discount retailer in the South West for over 50 years, was founded in the mid 1960s in Cornwall by Mike Robertson, father of the current owner and chairman Bruce Robertson.?It currently has three stores including in Newton Abbot.

Anthony Irving, managing director of Kier Construction, Western & Wales, said: “We are delighted to be working with Trago Mills.?The project will bring significant benefits to the local supply chain, with employment and training opportunities for the local community throughout the construction phase of this locally significant scheme.”

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