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The Range to open new DC in Bristol

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Discount retailer, The Range, is to create over 1,000 jobs at a new 55-acre distribution centre site located at Central Park in Bristol.

The building is 1.2 million sq ft with room for expansion to 1.3 million sq ft and will support the retailer’s European expansion plans and multichannel business. Over £100m is understood to have been invested in the site which is expected to open in 2017.

The Range boss Chris Dawson said: “I did this deal on my favourite beach in Barbados, the same place I was when I bought all of the MFI stock years back. I think the piña coladas at the hotel have something special in them as I always do some of my best negotiating after a couple.

“The Range has continued to buck the trend of UK retail and opened superstores throughout the recession. This distribution centre is a big step in the expansion plans that I have for the business, it’s non-stop for us.

“Along with over 1,000 new jobs at the site this building will deliver long-term service contracts for local suppliers and inject millions of pounds into the Bristol economy every year whilst support local firms during the construction.”

Source : Insight DIY

25 January 2016

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