Travis Perkins to relocate in Bristol

Builders merchant Travis Perkins is set to relocate to a new branch in Bristol St. Philips.

The new branch is 1.7 acres bigger in size and will be located on Days Road. It opens its doors on the 7th February. The existing 11 strong team from the Albert Road branch will transfer to the new site, and Travis Perkins has recruited an extra 15 colleagues for positions.  Half of these roles have been filled by women.

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The new branch is 2.7 acres in size, almost the size of two football pitches. The site is one of the first branches to pilot Travis Perkins’ new ambitions to reduce carbon emissions by 90%. It will include electric forklift trucks and electric charging points.

For the first time, the branch will include a hard landscaping display. The site also boasts a brand new Tool Hire from where customers can hire tools, plant and equipment and more. Its brand new Benchmarx kitchen display showroom offers a wide range of high quality kitchen ranges.increase Travis Perkins offering to their customers.

Branch manager Simon Brierley says: “The opening of our new branch at Bristol St. Philips is another step in Travis Perkins ambitions to become a net-zero carbon producer. Being able to pilot innovations like electric forklift trucks and electric charging points means we can show our customers the advantages of switching to sustainable initiatives.

“Our fantastic team can’t wait to get started helping local trade professionals with their construction and building projects. The fact that we can now offer them a Tool Hire service and a kitchen range from our new Benchmarx kitchen showroom for the first time is very exciting.”

The branch will also offer bricks for the first time and also its extended range in the yard will include timber, blocks, drainage and lintels. Customers can choose to shop online, in branch or by using the new Travis Perkins app. The industry-first app has been designed in conjunction with customers to help them save time and work smarter by enabling them to check and order stock on the go at their personal trade prices in real time from their local branch.

 

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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