A DISCOUNT superstore is due to close for three months as part of a major refurbishment.

Home Bargains in Barrow will temporarily shut up shop as part of works to expand the store.

The discount shop in Walney Road Retail Park is extending into the neighbouring Poundstretcher, which closed earlier this year.

The Home Bargains refurbishment is part of a development said to be worth £2 million.

It will see the shop nearly double in size.

The former Poundstretcher store has now been cleared and the front of the shop has been removed and rebuilt.

The two units are being joined together with a new entrance to Home Bargains to be built in place of the Poundstretcher store.

A sign placed outside the shop says it is due to close on May 22.

It is then to reopen in August.

According to plans, the work would make up part of a £2m investment by the company, which has another smaller store in Barrow town centre.

Barrow Council gave the work the green light last year.

A statement making up the plans submitted said: “This planning application specifically relates to the retail warehouse units at Walney Road Retail Park comprising Unit A (Poundstretcher), Unit B (Home Bargains) and Unit C (Argos).

“TJM (trading as Home Bargains) has recently acquired the freehold of the Retail Park.

“Following Poundstretcher’s well-publicised Company Voluntary Agreement, the landlord will secure Vacant Possession of unit to facilitate an upsizing of the Home Bargains store.

“This application for external alterations and associated works has been submitted to allow the amalgamation of Units A and B.

“The external alterations and associated works will also allow the building to be refurbished to a high standard to better suit the needs of Home Bargains business model.”

The other Home Bargains store in Barrow’s Dalton Road is still open.