New store to drill into the regional market

The new Axminster Tools & Machinery store set to open at Coast Road Retail Park.

The new Axminster Tools & Machinery store set to open at Coast Road Retail Park.

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A new tool store is set to open in North Shields next week.

Axminster Tools & Machinery is expanding its presence into the north east by opening a new 10,000sq ft store at Coast Road Retail Park in Norham Road, North Shields.

The new store will open on Monday, March 9, and will be open seven days a week.

The company already has a presence in the Midlands and north west, with the North Shields store being the seventh on their books and first in the north east.

Retail development director Darran McLeod said: “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.

“The potential of the North Shields site soon became apparent. 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.”