Elliotts’ new site in Lymington, featuring the region’s first drive-through warehouse, is set to open in Spring 2022.
The £5 million branch will stock over £1 million of building materials across the 2-acre site at Ricardo Way, Ampress Park, becoming the largest and most highly stocked builders’ merchant in Lymington.
The company’s growth in Lymington has created 14 new positions and the business has recruited an additional apprentice as part of the expansion.
The upper floor of the new branch will house Elliotts Living Spaces’ largest showroom featuring 23 bathroom and 13 kitchen displays. The showroom will include brands such as Laura Ashley, Stoneham, Neff, Crosswater, Laufen and Roper Rhodes, plus accessible kitchen and bathroom options by Symphony.
Electric forklifts have been chosen as a more sustainable and cleaner way to move goods around the yard. Elliotts has also planted 21 new trees and over 170 metres of hedging across the site border to support and conserve natural wildlife.
To complement the expanded site, Elliotts has invested over £300,000 in its delivery fleet, including two new lorries and a drop side van to assist with getting more materials to sites in and around Lymington efficiently and quickly.
Tom Elliott, managing director, said: “We’re thrilled to be opening our brand-new Elliotts branch in Lymington this Spring.
“Everything from the scale of stock to the layout of the site has been designed with customers in mind. The drive-through concept is all about helping builders get materials to takeaway as quickly as possible, and we’ll continue to build and improve on what we offer.
“Our market-leading range of products, in tandem with our famous customer service and wealth of industry expertise, is how we have built trust among the building community in the South. The new Lymington branch embodies everything which has made Elliotts the natural choice for builders for 180 years.”