Selco Builders Warehouse has exchanged contracts and begun work on a new 60,000 sq ft lightside distribution centre due to open in January 2020. 

The new centre, for which Selco has entered a partnership with supply chain specialists Unipart Logistics, is based in the Cowley area of Oxford and will service all 66 branches across England and Wales when it officially opens.

Howard Luft, Selco Builders Warehouse Chief Executive, said: “We are more determined than ever to continue the growth of Selco and take it from strength to strength.

“With that in mind, this is a historic development for us as a business and one which will bring huge benefits to our customers, including cost savings.

“Geographically, Oxford is a very central location for our entire branch network and means we can get requested stock into our branches in a very short space of time.

“The large warehouse space we have at our disposal will also enable us to purchase products in greater quantity, savings from which we will be passing on to our valued customers.”

The latest investment comes on the back of Selco doubling the size of its branch network over the last five years, opening a new delivery hub to service London branches in Edmonton and the installation of LED lighting across the branch network.

Picture: Craig Ducker (Selco), Rob Brewill (Selco), David Rose (Selco), Alison Crook (Unipart), Claire Walters (Unipart), Howard Luft, Ian Kennedy, Chris Dixon (Unipart)