Screwfix, the UK’s leading multi-channel supplier of tools, plumbing and electrical equipment, has taken a 5,500 sq ft trade counter unit at IM Properties’ Longwell Green trade park development in Bristol.
The launch of the new store will build on Screwfix’s network of stores across Bristol serving tradesmen and individuals in the area.
Longwell Green Trade Park is already home to Halfords Autocentres and Toolstation who have been successfully trading since the scheme was completed in October 2012. Other retail giants nearby include Homebase, B&Q, Marks & Spencer, Next and Boots.
The trade park is located off the A4174 Avon Ring Road, providing access to Junction 1 of the M32 and Junction 19 of the M4 and is just five miles from Bristol City Centre, perfect for busy tradesmen dropping in between jobs.
Russell Pope, area manager at Screwfix, commented: “By launching more stores, extending opening hours and offering more purchasing channels, we are helping to make the brand even more accessible to tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts across the nation. Our new store in Bristol will give tradesmen better access to all the trade essentials in one place, so they are fully prepared for any job.”
Lewis Payne, Development Manager at IM Properties, said: “To secure another high profile tenant at Longwell Green Trade Park pays testament to the quality of the development and the prime location. We wish Screwfix every success in their new premises.”
The deal leaves four remaining trade counter units available which range from 2,920 sq ft to 8,860 sq ft. In addition, IM Properties has planning permission for an 18,000 sq ft self-storage unit at the trade park and talks are taking place with a number of operators.
The trade park is expected to generate more than 70 job opportunities once fully let.
Gordon Reynolds, of joint agents Cushman & Wakefield, added: “The Longwell Green trade park scheme is located on one of the region’s premier trade parks. High levels of interest from premium occupiers demonstrates there is demand for good quality trade counter premises in the right location.”
Each of the available units benefits from a double height glazed feature entrance, 7.2m minimum clear internal height, 37.5 kN/m2 floor loading, overhead sectional loading door and substantial signage panels.