New Tool store opening in north east


Axminster Tools & Machinery is expanding the retail side of its business once again. With representation already in the home counties, Midlands and north west, the tool retailer is now planning to open a store in the north east at North Shields, which is located about eight miles from the region’s major city, Newcastle.


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The new store, which will be opening in the early part of 2015 and is situated at Coast Road Retail Park on Norham Road (NE29 7UJ), will be number seven for the company.

With 10,000 square feet of retail space, the North Shields store will open seven days a week, including bank holidays, in line with most other retail outlets in the area, recognising that many customers, due to their own work/life commitments, find it convenient to shop on a Sunday.

The store will stock 10,500 product lines including all of the most popular brands, plus it will be possible to order in store anything from the full range of the Axminster Tools & Machinery catalogue.

Retail Development Director, Darran McLeod said: "The new store will be the same size as the majority of our other branches and it will have some of the new concepts we introduced into the Basingstoke store.  The store allows us to have approximately 10,500 lines on display and available in stock as well as some other features such as the Live Workshop, so customers can get hands-on with a wide selection of our tools and machinery. Although a new store, it will still maintain the Axminster ethos of offering high quality advice and customer service."

When choosing the site for the new store, the company looked at many other premises in the north east of England.  “The potential of the North Shields site soon became apparent” continued Darran. “It provides a store that will enable products to be displayed effectively and is in a highly populated area with a solid infrastructure, making the store easily accessible for not only the people of North Shields, but also the surrounding areas”.