Take a look inside the new $48million five-storey Bunnings in Frenchs Forest

Outdoor garden centre, a kids playground and 800 new jobs: Take a look inside the new $48million five-storey Bunnings

  • Bunnings Warehouse worth $48million given the green light in Frenchs Forest
  • First time the warehouse giant will offer three levels of retail opportunities
  • Opening date yet to be confirmed, but will generate over 800 new jobs for locals

Bunnings is set to expand on its burgeoning warehouse with a new five-storey hardware store worth $48million.

NSW planning authorities approved the warehouse at the corner of Warringah Road and Allambie Road in Frenchs Forest in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

The store will be the first time Bunnings will offer customers three levels of retail opportunities including a mega outdoor garden centre, kid’s playground and hardware and building supplies.

A new Bunnings Warehouse in Frenchs Forest in Sydney's Northern Beaches will offer customers three levels of retail opportunities

A new Bunnings Warehouse in Frenchs Forest in Sydney’s Northern Beaches will offer customers three levels of retail opportunities

NSW planning authorities approved the $48million warehouse at the corner of Warringah Road and Allambie Road in Frenchs Forest

NSW planning authorities approved the $48million warehouse at the corner of Warringah Road and Allambie Road in Frenchs Forest

The 20,000sqm development is expected to generate 700 new jobs during the construction phase and 130 jobs for team members.

There will also be two levels of parking to accommodate 400 vehicles.

Bunnings Regional Operations Manager, Alan Harvey told The Daily Telegraph the company was pleased to receive approval for the new multi-level Bunnings Warehouse.

‘While it is too early to confirm an opening date, we look forward to providing a wide range of home and lifestyle products to the Frenchs Forest community.’

An Australia Post distribution centre and a two-storey office block will be knocked down for the $48million hardware store.

Northern Beaches Council was initially worried about safe vehicle access to the store due to its close proximity to the busy Warringah and Allabie road intersection.

The 20,000sqm development (pictured, left) is expected to generate 700 new jobs during the construction phase and 130 jobs for team members

The 20,000sqm development (pictured, left) is expected to generate 700 new jobs during the construction phase and 130 jobs for team members

The Council had concerns regarding ‘potential road safety issues with merging vehicles and conflicts with pedestrians’.

The main driveway will be moved to Rodborough Rd once traffic lights are installed at the Allambie Rd intersection to combat safety concerns.

The exterior of the warehouse will also change as a result of Council complaints regarding the size of the Bunning’s logo and colour scheme.

Bunnings will limit the amount of green paint used on facades, have less hammer logos visible and reduce the size of the logo by 33 per cent on Rodborough road.

An Australia Post distribution centre (pictured) and a two storey office block will be knocked down for the $48million hardware store

An Australia Post distribution centre (pictured) and a two storey office block will be knocked down for the $48million hardware store

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