Kellaway Building Supplies has purchased Worcester-based Premier Timber and Builders Merchant, which will become Kellaway’s 12th merchant branch.

The acquisition involves the relocation from the current site to more suitable premises within the same trading estate, creating greater space to offer an increased range of stock and improved facilities for both customers and staff. The new site will be up and running in early 2017.

Julian Milligan, managing director of Kellaway, said: “I am delighted to be welcoming all of the Premier team into the Kellaway Group. We see Worcester as a vibrant, growing city and a great opportunity to extend our reach into a new market.

“This purchase further develops our branch network enabling us to better meet our customers’ needs, wherever in the region their work takes them. This year has been a busy and successful one for us and emphasises the company’s commitment to growth across new markets and to remain an independent merchant.”