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Popular builder’s merchant invests £2m in new South Yorkshire branch

L-R Stephen and Mark Richardson of James Burrell who have announced a new £2m site to open in Rotherham

Leading northern independent builders’ merchant, James Burrell, is expanding its reach within the Yorkshire region, with the announcement of a new £2m branch, set to open in Rotherham early next year.

The new site will be the tenth for the family-owned company and is expected to open in spring 2019. The opening will also lead to the creation of around a dozen new jobs in the local area and continues a proud history of serving tradespeople across the region.

The 4,452m2 site will provide services to a diverse range of clients, including large developers and owner-managed businesses, across Rotherham, Sheffield and Doncaster. The announcement follows a wave of investment by the company in 2018, with £250k pumped into their existing Ossett branch to provide a dedicated Trade counter and office space. The company has also upgraded its location in Blyth, as well as opening a brand-new branch in Morpeth.

Mark Richardson, Joint Managing Director of James Burrell, said: “We are very excited to reveal the plans for our new South Yorkshire branch. The area has a wealth of talented and experienced professionals operating at all levels across the building trade, and so it feels a very natural progression to bring our reliable, trusted service to their doorstep.

“We are proud to be an independent merchant who truly cares about the communities in which we operate. Our recent growth is a result of the dedicated and knowledgeable teams we employ in each of our branches. It is their expertise, coupled with efficient service and an effortless sales process, which keeps our customers returning.”

The Rotherham-based branch will feature a 264m2 office and trade counter area, displays, a warehouse and onsite vehicles. As with existing branches at Ossett and York, it will offer a full range of high-quality civils, drainage, timber, roofing, insulation and heavyside building materials.

Stephen Richardson, Joint Managing Director of James Burrell, said: “It’s wonderful to be announcing our tenth new branch, which is the culmination of a year of significant investment for our business.

“We are an ambitious company and the team have built a well-deserved reputation for delivering consistently fantastic service. Any customers in South Yorkshire who have previously visited a James Burrell branch can expect the same reliable, no-hassle experience from our latest location.”

Established in the North East in 1877, James Burrell is a family owned, full-service builder’s merchant with nine established branches across the North East and Yorkshire.

The independent firm’s branches are located in: Morpeth, Gateshead, Newcastle, Sunderland, Blyth, Stockton, Bishop Auckland, Ossett and York.