Leading UK roofing merchant takes space at Avonmouth

Avonmouth More+

The UK’s leading roofing merchant is investing £4million in a new distribution hub after agreeing a deal for a unit at a multi-million pound business park in the South West.

Stourbridge-based joint venture developer Richardson Barberry announced that SIG Roofing – which plays a critical role in the construction supply chain – has signed a 10-year lease on a 31,617 sq ft warehouse unit in Bristol, starting in August.

The unit, at More+, Central Park, Avonmouth, will become SIG Roofing’s regional distribution centre for the South West, bringing new investment and securing jobs in Bristol.

The company says the move will significantly scale-up its service offering to roofing and construction professionals in the West Country and South Wales.

The More+ industrial complex has been strategically chosen for its excellent transport links, with the Avonmouth Docks and M49 motorway just a stone’s throw away.

Phase one of More+ Central Park, comprising five mid-box warehouse units totalling 174,500 sq ft, was speculatively developed by Richardson Barberry. Construction of phase two, comprising six units, is expected to begin this year. The 40-acre site is capable of accommodating 557,426 sq ft of mid-box units.

Jonathan Robinson, Barberry development director, said: “We are delighted to welcome the company to the site, where they join Network Rail and Pilkington Automotive – all high quality occupiers. We are also expecting to announce the letting of another unit in the near future.”

SIG is expected to move into its new base this summer after the completion of work to create three additional access doors to enable cross loading, and a second loading yard. The eight-week project will be delivered by sub-contractor Quantum.

George King, divisional managing director for the South at SIG Roofing, said: “The launch of a new hub in Bristol will help make us, as a business, more efficient and stronger.  This major investment programme signifies our commitment to providing a first-rate service to our customers, whilst also future proofing our business to further cement our number one position in the market.”

Jon added: “Following planning approval in March, the park will also have its own roadside offering providing a Eurogarages filling station, a Starbucks coffee house, KFC and McDonalds restaurant/takeways. Work has already started on an 81-bed Travelodge hotel.”