B&Q takes another 375,000 sq ft DC at Swindon

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Gazeley has started work on a 375,000 sq ft warehouse for B&Q next to the retailer’s existing 800,000 sq ft building at G.Park Swindon.

The new warehouse, which will support B&Q’s store replenishment operations, is expected to be completed by December 2018. When completed, the development is expected to create 100 full-time jobs in Swindon.

Tim Crighton, group logistics property manager at Kingfisher, said: “This is an important milestone for Kingfisher and B&Q in implementing our supply chain strategy as part of the One Kingfisher transformation plan. The new site will allow us to improve efficiencies within the supply chain for B&Q, meaning we’ll be able to get product out to stores more quickly, and helping us to help more customers improve their homes.”

B&Q’s existing building was developed by Gazeley in 2008.

Bruce Topley, senior development director of Gazeley, said: “We are delighted to be working with B&Q for a second time and look forward to delivering this exciting project.”

Lambert Smith Hampton, Burbage Realty and Whitmarsh Lockhart acted for Gazeley while B&Q were represented by Cushman & Wakefield.

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