John Nicholls (Trading) is set to strengthen its position within Bicester and Oxfordshire by opening a new “Supersite” in early 2016.
This marks the next stage of the company’s expansion plans after the acquisition of J&B’s Plumbing & Heating Merchants in late 2014, and the opening of its first high street bathroom solutions showroom in Kidlington in May this year, increasing the number of branches and showrooms within the Nicholls Group to 16.
The new site at Bicester will be the largest single site within the Nicholls Group - consisting of 40,000 sq ft of warehouse and office space, as well as a large yard area.
The new site will incorporate all the Nicholls core businesses such as Building & Timber, Plumbing & Heating, Kitchens & Bathrooms and new business ventures including trade services, direct-to-site delivery options, van-size parking spaces and an in-branch cafe for our customer comfort.
Andrew Nicholls, chief executive of the Nicholls Group, said: “It’s fantastic news to be extending our presence within Bicester and Oxfordshire through the opening of our first “Supersite”. We have been established in Bicester since 1998 and have first hand experience of how the town is, and will develop in the coming years. Coupled with our local knowledge and the projected growth of the town, which is already widely acknowledged as one of the fastest growing towns in Europe, our new business location offers a massive opportunity to the Nicholls Group, the people of Bicester and the local economy.
Mr Nicholls continued: “The sheer scale of our new site allows us to increase the services we offer including electrical, joinery, roofing, renewable technologies, decorating, tool hire and online trading, while also enhancing our core Building & Timber, Plumbing & Heating and Kitchen & Bathroom businesses to provide the best possible offering to our customers.”
As with all Nicholls businesses, staff will be recruited from within the Group and also from the local community. If you are interested in employment opportunities within the Nicholls Group, contact Grace Grineaux, head of human resources at: firstname.lastname@example.org.