Retail Property - Home Bargains to expand

Value homewares retailer Home Bargains aims to increase its portfolio from 100 to about 120 stores this year. Sites have already been secured in Ashby, Scunthorpe, Burton Upon Trent, Whitley Mall and Boston. Home Bargains property consultant Nigel Bennett said: 'Home Bargains is considering acquisitions throughout the North of England.' The standard requirement is for units of 8,000 sq ft to 15,000 sq ft (745 sq m to 1,395 sq m).