H&B member M&J Builders Merchants has received planning permission for a new storage and distribution hub.

The 130,000 sq. ft. hub will be near M&J’s head office branch in Greenock and is expected to be operational this summer.

The family -owned and -run independent firm was established in 1999 and operates a timber and mixed light and heavyside business that caters for both public and trade customers from its two branches in Greenock and Largs.

Like so many H&B independent merchants, M&J offers a wide range of building materials, backed with experienced, expert staff. Part of H&B since 2013, M&J is able to use the group’s competitive buying deals to offer competitive prices to its customers as well as access to the building industry’s top brands and suppliers from the UK and beyond.

M&J Managing Director, Mark Rodger, said: “The new facility will allow us to hold a bigger variety of landscaping and construction materials on the ground, introduce a larger aggregate bagging production, run a more efficient transport service and offer a better experience to new and existing customers.

“The additional site will enable us to create more user friendly, customer-focused collection branch at our existing Greenock site. The extra space allows us to concentrate surplus stock and the high volume traffic of goods in and out at an independent location away from trade and public customers.”