Selco Builders Warehouse has continued its UK expansion by opening a new branch in Peterborough.
The builders merchant has officially cut the ribbon on its premises on Padholme Road East to take its total number of UK branches to 75.
Howard Luft, Selco’s chief executive, said: “This is our first branch in Cambridgeshire and the third we have opened across the UK in the last 12 months.
“Expanding our branch network allows us to demonstrate how our unique offering is the perfect one-stop shop to more and more tradespeople across the UK.
“As a genuine multi-channel builders merchant, we want to give tradespeople the chance to get their building materials in the most convenient way possible to them, whether that be through branches or through our fast-growing digital offering.
“We are here to serve the trade and meet their every need and we are thrilled to be open in Peterborough.”
The official launch of the Peterborough branch saw Selco continue its commitment to supporting the local communities in which it operates by donating £3,000 to good causes.
Little Miracles – which supports children and young adults with additional needs, disabilities and life-limiting conditions – was selected as the Selco Community Heroes winner and will receive £1,000. It will use the money to help take a group of 800 children, parents and carers to Legoland during the May half-term holiday.
Little Miracles was founded in 2010 and has 14 centres across the east of England. It provides on-site activities, training and counselling, as well as offering school outreach and home education sessions. It supported more than 31,000 people in 2022.
As part of the celebrations to mark the opening of its 75th UK branch, Selco also pledged a further £2,000 to its nominated charity Cancer Research UK.