Sunderland’s second Screwfix store is declared a runaway success

Screwfix is celebrating with its 349th store opening its doors at Leechmere Industrial Estate, which officially opened on 14 August. The store had a successful launch weekend with hundreds of customers eager to get their hands on a bargain.

The Sunderland Leechmere store – Screwfix’s 349th – is part of the company’s nationwide store expansion plan, which saw the retailer open 60 new UK stores in 2013 with a further 60 stores opening their doors in 2014. The company uses its own innovative retail model, which aims to provide its customers with outstanding service, together with value and convenience. Already 91% of the UK population is within a 30 minute drive of a Screwfix store.

Screwfix’s Sunderland Leechmere Store Manager Dennis Younghusband said: “We chose to open a new store in Sunderland Leechmere because we have experienced fantastic success at Sunderland’s first store on Low Southwick Industrial Estate. Many of our customers already shopped with us at the Low Southwick store so we are delighted to provide them with even more opportunities to conveniently pick up the supplies they need for the job.”

“Our celebration period, which ran from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th August, attracted hundreds of customers and we are looking forward to welcoming many more local people over the coming months. We have received fantastic support from the local community, who have all shown a keen interest in the store. It has been extremely exciting that we have already attracted repeat business and we are all enjoying building new relationships with our customers.”

Another aspect of Screwfix’s nationwide stores initiative is that the company is actively involved with local charities through its own registered charity arm The Screwfix Foundation, which supports local charities and community projects involving fixing, repairing or maintaining buildings for those in need in the UK. Screwfix staff get directly involved in helping community projects and host charity fundraising events within the stores. Local registered charities are welcome to apply for funding from The Screwfix Foundation and can visit the Sunderland Leechmere Screwfix branch to pick up a Screwfix Foundation Leaflet, or download an application form from

Visit Screwfix’s Sunderland Leechmere store at: Leechmere Industrial Estate, Carrmere Road, Sunderland, SR2 9TW, Monday to Friday 7am-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

The brand’s huge range of products and exceptional deals are also available online at, on Screwfix’s mobile site or over the phone on 0500 414141.