Selco Builders Warehouse has further strengthened its offering in and around London by opening its 63rd UK branch in St Albans.
The new location enhances Selco’s presence in Hertfordshire, where it already operates nearby branches in Watford and Hemel Hempstead, and continues the rapid expansion programme the company is undertaking during the first half of 2018.
The ribbon has already been cut on branches in Solihull, York, Milton Keynes and Leeds Roundhay this year, with Leicester, Chelmsford and a second store in Bristol all due to be trading before the end of June. This St Albans branch features the full Selco offering, including Selco Hire and a comprehensive kitchen design service.
Selco’s chief executive, Howard Luft said: “This is already our fifth branch opening of the year and, following on from major expansion over the last five years, confirms we are an ever-growing force in the builders merchant industry. While we are expanding into new areas all the time, strengthening our presence in and around London is pleasing. The nearby Watford and Hemel Hempstead branches have given us a base in the Hertfordshire region over the last few years and we are delighted to build on that with St Albans. We are a one-stop shop for the trade and always put our customers first. As a genuine multi-channel builders merchant we want to give them the chance to get their building materials in the most convenient way possible to them.”
The launch of Selco St Albans has also seen the builders merchant continue its support to the local communities in which it operates, with a trio of good causes each receiving £1,000.
This is in addition to the fundraising programme for national charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support, which has already generated well in excess of £500,000.
With hundreds of trade brands always in stock and open seven days a week, the new branch is firmly focused on helping local tradespeople complete their jobs as quickly and effectively as possible.
As well as offering trade services, Selco Hire and a café in branch, Selco also has a strong digital presence including a 30 minute Click & Collect service and a free Project List app which allows tradespeople to plan, manage and quote for all jobs – as well as complete purchases – through their smartphone.