Gateshead independent builders’ merchant James Burrell has opened its new branch in Morpeth.
The company, which turned 140 last year, invested £1m in a new site on Coopies Lane Industrial Estate.
The branch was officially opened by town mayor Jack Gebhard and is the company’s ninth branch, in addition to those in Blyth, Gateshead, Newcastle, Sunderland, Stockton, Bishop Auckland, Ossett and York.
The 84,000 sq ft facility includes a warehouse, yard and trade counter for customer collections and sales.
James Burrell sales manager Kevin Dawson said: “We’re delighted to have opened our latest location in Morpeth, which represents a significant commitment to the region. Morpeth offers a full range of products and we’re sure that builders, joiners, gardeners, roofers and more will be impressed by our expansive range on-site – with most items available for same day collection or free next day delivery.”
The company recorded a turnover of £60m last year.