Oak Furniture Land consolidates distribution
Expanding retailer Oak Furniture Land is to consolidate its distribution after agreeing to lease a former Morrisons warehouse.
The chain will swap four centres in Swindon for a 302,000sqft unit on the town's South Marston Park, enabling it to store and distribute the furniture under one roof and have all its 200-plus Swindon staff together.
The retailer has signed a 15-year lease on the building, which could be expanded by another 150,000sqft.
'The unit will provide us with the opportunity to streamline our storage and distribution processes, bringing the majority of our operations under one roof and allowing us to service our customers more effectively. Swindon is a great location for Oak Furniture Land, and the size of the unit, together with the possibility for future expansion, enables us to look forward with a clear strategy over the coming years,' says Steve Kettel, Oak Furniture Land property director.