Force 4 deacons store remains temporarily closed following fire

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The Force 4 Chandlery store at Deacons Boat Yard, Bridge Road, Bursledon, remains temporarily closed following an electrical fire.

No one was injured in the blaze, which started in the early hours of Monday, June 13, causing extensive damage to the building.

“We are relieved that the fire occurred when no one was in the store,” said owner Peter McLuskie, “however, the building and its contents sustained significant damage.

“Our well-known and experienced team of deacons, including Principal Pip Johnstone, and team members Sarah, Scott, Andy and Steve, although affected by the fire, were able to relocate temporarily, to work alongside from the staff of our existing Swanwick Chandlery, which was refurbished earlier in the year.

“Swanwick Chandlery is just a two minute walk from Deacons Boat Yard across the bridge. They look forward to welcoming their customers to this alternate location until they can safely return to a refurbished store at Deacons Yard. ‘

The Force 4 Chandlery Deacons team from left to right – Sam Leigh, Scott Neale, Manager Pip Johnstone, Sarah Ayling, Steve Selmes and Andy Murdoch

Manager Lawrence Parr said a date to reopen the store damaged by the fire has yet to be set.

You can find the Swanwick Chandlery at: Premier Marina, Swanwick, Lower Swanwick, Hampshire SO31 1ZH. Tel 01489 881825.
Email [email protected]

Force 4 Chandlery is the largest Chandlery in the UK and has been around for over 35 years.

They have 15 stores in places such as Deacons, Swanwick, Bristol, Cardiff, Southampton and Plymouth.

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