Cornwall LivingIssue #87
Meeting modern demand
Due to open on 22nd June after major refurbishment, we find out what you can expect from the all-new HBH Woolacotts Wadebridge branch.
Originally opened in 1994, the branch was the business’ 5th store and has always been successful for the company. The current refurbishment is its third refit, and the latest designs promise to bring an even larger selection of the very best technologies and brands to Wadebridge in time for summer 2019. Indeed, split over two floors, the new designs are based around current market trends, most notably the need to show off a large range of built-in kitchen appliances for the new and replacement markets, and an increasing movement towards larger screen televisions and complementary sound and home-cinema products.
“demonstrate the very best products that the electrical industry has to offer, while getting honest, impartial advice from our trained Sales Advisers”
If you’re kitting out your living space to meet the demands of modern entertainment, or are upgrading part of your home and need the appliances to really bring your home into the 21st century, the new and improved Wadebridge branch will showcase smaller ‘pick up and go’ items, including vacuum cleaners, small kitchen appliances, portable audio, cameras and headphones at the front of the ground floor, giving you a quick and easy area in which to view and purchase these items. The remainder of the ground floor has been dedicated to home and kitchen appliances, with the most notable improvement being the increased space for built-in kitchen appliances.
The first floor, which can now be accessed via a staircase or an impressive, all-new glass elevator, brings together the very best in television, home audio and premium hi-fi, and is split into two main sections. One is dedicated to the very best in television and home-cinema products, with large displays from the market’s leading brands, while the second, for the audiophiles among us, is dedicated to premium audio and home cinema. Audio brands such as Arcam, Pioneer KEF, Bowers & Wilkins, Monitor Audio and many more will be available, but the real feature here is two full, demonstrable
home cinema set ups, including a full 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos set up, which promises to blow you away!
Store Manager Geoff Pratt tells us: “We’re really excited with the changes to the Wadebridge store and, while it’s been a difficult few months, I’m confident that the changes will future proof this store and allow our customers to see and demonstrate the very best products that the electrical industry has to offer, while getting honest, impartial advice from our trained Sales Advisers.”
Did you know?
Originally a 17th century coach house, this impressive building is steeped in history and its distinctive dome – a centrepiece in the new branch designs – can be seen from all around Wadebridge!
"demonstrate the very best products that the electrical industry has to offer, while getting honest, impartial advice from our trained Sales Advisers"