Toolstation has opened the doors of its 500th store on 26 July in New Malden – creating seven new roles in the area and bringing essential products to local trade and DIY customers.

To celebrate the fantastic milestone, Toolstation will be hosting a grand store opening on 5 August in which customers can come down and enjoy a variety of celebratory activities, including food stalls and in-store discounts. 

Toolstation opened 60 new stores last year and has opened 36 stores so far in 2021, creating hundreds of new jobs in the process. 

The store celebrations will begin at 11am, with customers able to enjoy a selection of BBQ food options, and make the most of the 10% discount that will be on offer on a wide range of products in-store. 

Customers will also be able to sit back and enjoy watching the ‘Trade Games’ that will be hosted in the outside marquee by construction based community On The Tools, which will see tradespeople go head-to-head in a number of unexpected work-related situations to see who comes out on top. A customer competition will be hosted by On The Tools throughout the day, which will offer tradespeople and DIYers the chance to win up to £1,000 of top prizes.

The opening will see a guest visit from ex-footballer and TV presenter Dion Dublin who will be coming to New Malden to browse the new store, co-host the Trade Games, and join in the outdoor celebrations. 

The 500th store opening comes after recent research from Toolstation revealed that its DIY customer base doubled since the pandemic, with 65% stating DIY helped to keep them busy.

Toolstation’s multi-channel service means customers can safely purchase the essentials they need from stores directly or at through their click and collect service, with most products available within five minutes after purchase. 

The knowledgeable store team will also be on hand in-store with expert advice and reliable service. 

Store manager Kirsty Woods said: “We are looking forward to celebrating not only the opening of the new store that will help support the local tradespeople, DIYers, and homebuilders of New Malden, but also the fantastic milestone of opening 500 stores. Our knowledgeable team are committed to providing local customers with a reliable and convenient service for the essentials they need to tackle any task, as well as celebrate the milestone with the local community next Thursday.” 

Toolstation New Malden will be open seven days a week, from 7am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm Saturday, and 9am to 4pm Sundays. 

The Toolstation New Malden store is located at 74-76 Combe Road, New Malden, KT3 4QS.