B&Q have celebrated the opening of a new store in Merton.

Officially opened earlier this month, the home improvement retailer held an official ceremony at the Nelson Industrial Estate this morning.

The B&Q Merton team were joined by Nick Golson, operations manager at Deen City Farm who have been working to upgrade its baby change and breastfeeding room, currently through self-sourcing and upcycling materials.

The farm’s caretaker, Richard Hogan, has undertaken much of this work in his own time. To highlight the incredible work the charity has been doing across Merton, B&Q donated a £500 gift card towards the project and invited them to cut the ribbon at its opening celebration.

Greg Gluchy, unit manager at B&Q Merton said: “We had a great morning celebrating the opening with our team and the local community.

"It was the perfect opportunity to get to know some of our customers and reveal some of the amazing products we have in store, as well as provide inspiration for their restoration projects.

“Throughout the event the Radio Jackie team gave away £500 worth of gift cards to lots of happy customers and we were really pleased to be joined by competition winners, Deen City Farm, to help us cut the ribbon and officially open the store.

"They do a wonderful job in Merton and we can’t wait to see the results of their renovated baby change and breastfeeding room. We look forward to welcoming more people to our store over the coming weeks and hope to see you soon.”

The store consists of 25 employees.

rs. The B&Q Club is open to all customers, while trade customers can join the TradePoint scheme, which offers free membership and exclusive discounts to trade professionals.