National retailers sign deals in Notts

  • Screwfix, Huchnall Lane, Nottingham 

NATIONAL retailers Carpets4Less and Screwfix have both landed in Bulwell, following deals by commercial property consultants Innes England and Lambert Smith Hampton.

The new stores, which are located on Hucknall Lane, were both let by the Nottingham-based firms as part of expansion plans for the retailers.

Established 30 years ago, Screwfix is the UK's largest supplier of trade tools, plumbing and electrical products, bathrooms and kitchens. The company has taken a 4,500 sq ft unit to add to its existing 335 stores nationwide.

Carpet outlet retailer Carpets4Less has also been in operation for 30 years and now occupies a 4,500 sq ft unit to complement its 25 other branches across the UK.

The deals were handled by head of retail agency at Innes England, Ben Taylor. He said: “Screwfix already has a presence in the city, with stores in Giltbrook and Queens Drive, but their expansion plans meant a need arose for new premises.

“They are undoubtedly one of the best known brands in the industry. As the biggest trade counter operator in the UK, this deal is a further sign of an improving economy, given they principally supply builders and tradesmen.

“Sited on a busy main road in a bustling part of the city near to Springfield Retail Park, the location offers considerable advantages for these two businesses.

“Screwfix has committed to a ten year lease at the site, which is illustrative of the increased demand for this sort of unit. We have seen an increasing number of firms looking to expand and roadside units such as these deliver easy access and visibility to customers.”