Fire damages B&Q DC

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A fire has damaged B&Q’s Branston distribution centre, in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Kingfisher, who owns the home improvement retailer, confirmed that there were no injuries.

The fire was restricted to one of four buildings. The Staffordshire site, which handles home deliveries of kitchens, represents around 24,000 sq m of the 90,000 sq m site. It held stocks of kitchen worktops, fittings and appliances amounting to approximately one per cent of B&Q’s total stock holding.

B&Q estimate that there will be some impact on customer deliveries of these products, though the full effect is still being assessed. B&Q will be contacting directly all those customers affected.

The site is leased and operated on B&Q’s behalf by TNT. B&Q is insured for both stock and business interruption losses.

All other home delivery and store distribution facilities are unaffected.

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