Christchurch builders, who have been counting down the days for the opening of PlaceMakers’ new, purpose-designed and built Hornby store, don’t have to wait any longer, with the store opening its doors on June 5.
All eyes have been on the Glassworks Industry Park in Hornby since it was announced last August that PlaceMakers was to open a new 2745 sq m store.
PlaceMakers chief executive John Beveridge says the Hornby store opening marks an exciting time of growth for PlaceMakers as the Christchurch rebuild gets off the ground.
“The new store is an extension of PlaceMakers’ existing Christchurch network, and means we can offer customers an increased range of quality materials and products at four convenient locations across the city.
“The opening of our Hornby store will also create employment opportunities for Cantabrians. We’ve been overwhelmed with the interest we’ve received, particularly for yard sales and administration positions.”
Mr Beveridge says PlaceMakers fully supports the Christchurch rebuild, and wants to see it executed in a timely fashion.
“We’ve been here for over 25 years and we’re here for the long haul. We are part of the fabric of Canterbury, and our commitment is to be at the heart of the rebuild.
“That commitment has driven our decision to expand and ensure we have stores where our clients — those who are rebuilding Christchurch — need us to be.”
PlaceMakers Hornby, which features an extensive trade store, drive-through warehouse and timber yard, will work alongside existing PlaceMakers Christchurch stores in Antigua Street, Cranford Street and Riccarton.
“We’ve got the city covered. We can supply quality product and materials to builders when and where they need it,” Mr Beveridge says.
PlaceMakers Antigua Street branch operator Steve Brown will operate both the Antigua Street and Hornby stores.