Loctite ‘Second Chance Shop’

Unit 6, Great Western Arcade

Tue 17th May, 11am – 5pm

Great Western Arcade is proud to welcome a one-day pop-up repair shop on Tuesday 17th May as part of a new upcycling campaign.

Launched by superglue brand Loctite, the new ‘Second Chance Shop’ in GWA is set to be one of three pop-up repair outlets to open in the UK this May. Specialising in providing a range of repair services, the one-day, pop-up launch comes as part of a nationwide initiative, led by Loctite and The Repair Shop host Jay Blades MBE, to tackle throwaway culture.

Due to be located in Unit 6 (in between Ikon Barbers and Anderson & Hill), this free-to-attend ‘Second Chance Shop’ will be open to visitors, who will have the opportunity to re-enact the popular show by taking part in a series of workshops. People can bring in their broken household items and get them either repaired or upgraded by one of the ‘Second Chance Shop’s upcycling experts. Visitors can also purchase a selection of home accessories, specifically curated by Jay Blades and the Loctite team, with all proceeds going to Loctite’s charity partner, IMPAKT.

GWA Centre Manager Yvonne Moulton said of the launch: “We are delighted to be able to welcome ‘Second Chance Shop’ to our wonderful collection of outlets in Great Western Arcade for the day. As Loctite’s new research has shown, throwaway culture is a major issue in the UK, with approximately over 100 million broken household items sitting in our cupboards nationwide. Although many people admit to throwing away these broken items, ‘Second Chance Shop’ aims to show people how cost effective, environmentally friendly and easy upcycling and repairing can be. Like most of the stores here in Great Western Arcade, it not only has social enterprise at its heart, but it promises to provide visitors an altogether unique retail experience.”

Eve Kolesova, Head of Brand Marketing at Loctite, commented: “Loctite are proud to be rolling out their Second Chance campaign, educating consumers on how to breathe life into broken things around the house that would usually go in the bin. Not only is there fantastic home saving potential, at a time where living costs are at an all-time high, but upcycling also helps our environment, through the saving of carbon emissions. We hope you are able to visit and take away repair skills from our stores.”


The ‘Second Chance Shop’ in GWA will be open for visitors between 11am-5pm, with a series of five, 45-minute workshops available throughout the day.

Workshop Times:

11:00am – 11:45am

12:00pm – 12:45pm

2:00pm – 2:45pm

3:00pm – 3:45pm

4:00pm – 4:45pm

To book your space at the ‘Second Chance Shop’, head to the Eventbrite page at, or simply turn up on the day to browse the store.

For more information on Loctite and its work, please visit: : Loctite (