Five B&Q's in Northern Ireland to close

B&Q branches at Sprucefield, Ballymena and Craigavon are to close by January 2017.

It had previously been announced that the Londonderry and Belfast Boucher Road branches were to close.

B&Q said: "B&Q has served the people of Northern Ireland for 26 years and the decision to reshape our store network in the region has been a hard one to make, however it forms an important part of our mission to reinvent home improvement for the modern age.

"We remain committed to our customers here and will be investing to offer an enhanced range of home improvement essentials at the four remaining B&Q stores as well as online at

"This now offers over 40,000 home improvement products with the convenience of being delivered to the customer’s home or to their local store, through our Click & Collect service.

"Over the coming months, we will be focused on redeploying as many colleagues impacted by these changes as we can."

B&Q is closing 60 stores across the UK.

Coleraine, a second Belfast store, Newtonabbey and Newry B&Qs will remain open.

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