We are working on a solution to open the doors to customers soon. This will include erecting a scaffolding cover over the building and carrying out remedial work to make it watertight.
The Trusts expect to reopen the store by early December provided there are no unforeseen circumstances.
The building was shut temporarily after a recent heavy rain event. An inspection report ordered after the incident identified potential health and safety risks.
Allan Pollard, CEO of The Trusts, says although the risks are low level, the safety of staff and customers has been paramount. “We apologise for inconveniencing our customers however while we investigate the issues further, we need to put health and safety first,” Mr Pollard said. “We will take expert advice to investigate further and look at ways to mitigate the issues and open again as soon as possible,” said Mr Pollard.
All employees have been redeployed to other stores.