British retail giant B&Q is set to return to Waterford city after an eight-year absence.
The home and garden chain is set to open in a new development at Waterford Retail Park — the same location used by B&Q when it first launched in the city back in 2008.
A planning permission application has been submitted to Waterford City & County Council since November 2nd to allow for an additional 125 car park spaces and six retail units.
According to the Waterford News & Star, B&Q is set to act as the anchor tenant in a new €18 million development at the Butlerstown site that will cover in excess of 89,000 square feet.
Pending a planning permission green light, the upgraded L-shaped retail park will also feature a three-story office block, tentatively titled 'Congreve House'.
Speaking to the Waterford News & Star Barry Monaghan of Monaco Properties noted that the return of B&Q to Waterford is "a tremendous vote of confidence" in Waterford city.
Providing planning permission is granted by April 2023, it is expected that construction could be completed within twelve months.