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Bradfords Building Supplies moves to new premises at Crown Industrial Estate, Taunton

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Bradfords Building Supplies, which has 43 branches in the South West, has moved to larger premises within the Crown Industrial Estate.

This new unit is five times the size of its previous location, and the move was prompted by demand for DIY and home improvement supplies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The building materials company, which has a team of more than 800 people, has been known to locals since 1770.

Property consultancy JLL brokered the deal.

Henry de Teissier, Partner at JLL, which markets the estate on behalf of IPIF, said: “It’s great to see Bradfords growing on the back of its success in response to the huge growth in the domestic construction market. and commercial.

“The growth of the building materials sector has been a key driver of the significant demand for industrial space during the pandemic. Crown Industrial Estate provides much-needed warehousing and logistics space in a tight local market.

Bradfords now rents the 19,310 square foot unit, which was recently remodeled.

Giles Bradford, Head of Sustainability at Bradfords, added: “We knew we needed to expand our operations to improve omnichannel execution – the new unit on the Crown Industrial Estate gives us the capacity for now and the opportunity to future expansion.”

New space is also planned for Crown Industrial Estate this year. The M Block renovation will provide seven units ranging from 3,606 to 19,941 square feet, which will be available from spring 2022.

The new units will benefit from a new roof, converted offices and adjoining parking. Units M6 and M7 will both have a secure courtyard.

For the latest availability, contact JLL and GTH, co-agents of the units.