The Mayor of Winchester, Cllr David McLean, joined the Bishop’s Waltham community to celebrate the launch of the new, super-sized Elliotts branch last night.

The ribbon was cut in true builders’ style by Managing Director, Tom Elliott, Branch Manager, Rob Norris and The Mayor of Winchester using a bolt cutter, hedge trimmers and a chainsaw.

After taking a tour of the extensive site of building materials for the trade and public, the Mayor of Winchester spent time chatting to staff and customers.

Trading for over 60 years, the Bishop’s Waltham branch is the oldest in the Elliotts network and has now tripled in size thanks to a well-deserved re-build.

Rob Norris, Branch Manager of the Elliotts Bishop’s Waltham branch, said: “We’re all very proud of our new branch and love helping the building community of Bishop’s Waltham. Whether it’s a small DIY job or a large building project, we’ve got both the stock and the experts in the branch.”