Wednesday, August 17, 2016

News: Plans for national roll out at Wilsons Carpets

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Rotherham-based Wilsons Carpets has set its sights on national expansion and is progressing plans for a new purpose built 55,000 sq ft distribution warehouse.

Established in 1968, the family firm specialises in carpets, laminate, rugs, vinyl flooring and artificial grass. Headquartered at Houndhill Park, Manvers, it has grown to run 13 stores across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, with one of the largest now at The Gateway in Parkgate, Rotherham.

Now a planning application has been submitted for a 55,000 sq ft building on waste land to the North Of Patrick Tobin Business Park, also at Manvers. Used for B8 Storage and Distribution use, associated car parking and landscaping is also planned.

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The planning application reads: "The building is to be used as an additional storage and distribution unit used by Wilsons Carpets for national distribution of carpets, floor coverings and artificial grass.

"Wilsons Carpets currently employ 135 members of staff across five warehouses and 15 retail stores. Currently 50 staff members are located within the Patrick Tobin Business Park and the new storage and distribution unit would create an additional ten new employees."

Set to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and closed only on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Eve, access would be through the existing business park onto Bolton Road.

The planning application also add that the sustainable location provides "a unique opportunity to create a central location for Wilson Carpets for all activities in one location."

The area of the Dearne Valley is popular with distribution operations and contains modern warehouses for the likes of Next, Pegler and Maplin.

Wilsons Carpets website

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