Portsmouth Homebase store will close, company confirms

THE Homebase store in Portsmouth will close by the end of this year, the company has announced.

Tuesday, 6th November 2018, 6:13 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th November 2018, 2:48 am
The firm says staff have been informed of the decision. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
The firm says staff have been informed of the decision. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The Homebase at Ocean Retail Park in Burrfields Road, Portsmouth, will close its doors on December 21.

Speculation has surrounded the store's future for a number of weeks, after the firm announced plans to close 42 stores across the UK in August.

A spokeswoman for Homebase said: '˜The Homebase store in Portsmouth will be closing in December.

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'˜Staff members have been informed of the decision.'

The Portsmouth store was not on the initial list of planned closures '“ unlike the Homebase in Hedge End.

In the past week, The News has been contacted by multiple sources who have said that they have heard the Homebase in Portsmouth would be closing down.