Worthing 'charity superstore' to be expanded into mega store

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 3:26pm

By Katie Ahearn & Jessica Hubbard, Local Democracy Reporter

Plans have been approved for Guild Care's Greenhouse to take over the unit next door

A Worthing 'charity superstore' is set to become a megastore as the council approves plans for it to expand into the unit next door. 

Guild Care's 'superstore' on Meadow Road's expansion will take over the space that has been empty since January, having no longer been used for removals storage or as a depot for refuse lorries. The shop collects, repairs and sells second-hand items, such as clothes, furniture and bric-a-brac, and the extra space will employ five staff and up to 40 employees. 

Councillor Jon Roser described the benefits of the expansion, having visited the store recently and seeing that the charity was "very pushed for space". 

Roser added: "Guild Care plays an important part in the life of Worthing through the services they provide, job opportunities they offer to members of the community and the chance they provide for customers to buy low cost recycled items.

“[It's] very important because we face a cost of living emergency and a climate emergency."

Plans set out that the expansion's ground floor will become an open plan retail area open every day of the week, including weekends. 

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