LEADING electrical retailer Donaghy Bros is about to embark upon a major redevelopment of its Limavady store on Main Street, with a new building project representing a £2 million investment by owners James and Dermot Donaghy.
Donaghy Bros, which also operates from a 14,000sq ft flagship store in Kilrea and has a successful ecommerce presence, currently employs 53 full-time members of staff. The expansion of the Limavady store is expected to create additional jobs for the busy market town of Limavady and the investment marks an important milestone for the local retail sector as it adapts and evolves post pandemic.
Director of the company, Dermot Donaghy, explains: “Donaghy Bros is a family business that has enjoyed sustained growth and success over the years. However, that hasn’t stopped our ethos of continued expansion and we’re excited to embark upon our growth plans for the business with the redevelopment of the Limavady store which originally opened in 1978 under the stewardship of our uncle, Gerard Donaghy.”
Bellaghy-based company P Diamond Contracts are extremely proud to have been awarded the contract for the building work with its owner Phillip Diamond praising Donaghy Bros on its exciting development plans for the Limavady Store: “The demolition and rebuild of the Limavady shop will create a new landmark building in the town. With more than 30 years experience in the building industry and having worked with Donaghy Bros on their Kilrea refurbishment we are confident we can deliver their vision for the new destination retail space.”
The extensive rebuild and refurbishment schedule is expected to take up to12 months with the new store opening its doors to the public in early autumn 2022. In the interim customers are encouraged to visit the Donaghy Bros Kilrea store or shop online for all their electrical appliance needs during the refurbishment project and can avail of free delivery across the UK and Ireland.