St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, welcome Travis Perkins – the UK’s largest builder’s merchants, as they open the doors to their 13,600 sq ft unit at Great Western Business Park development in Worcester.

The well-known retailer was drawn to the site’s excellent location, situated just off Tolladine Way, less than a mile from Worcester city centre and close to J6 and 7 of the M5 corridor.

With a network of more than 600 branches, Travis Perkins supplies building materials including building, plumbing and heating supplies, landscaping materials, timber and sheeting, painting and decorating products, dry lining and insulation, doors and joinery materials, as well as hand and power tools, at its retail centres and online.

Jonathan Green, senior development surveyor at St. Modwen, said: “We’re pleased to announce the opening of Travis Perkins at Great Western Business Park, which offers an ideal location for their business, close to Worcester city centre and the wider motorway network.

“Travis Perkins will be joining its sister company, Benchmarx Kitchens & Joinery, who are existing tenants at the development, while the handover of two units totaling 15,000 sq ft of space for training company Herefordshire and Worcestershire Group Training Association Ltd (HWGTA) has also been completed.”

Darren Godsall, branch manager at Travis Perkins said: “As our second branch in Worcester it made sense to choose a location closer to the heart of the city and Great Western Business Park offered us the great location we were looking for. We are excited to be keeping Worcester tradesmen on site and working every day.”

The third phase is now close to completion – another 50,000 sq ft of development, St. Modwen’s third and final at Great Western Business Park. The next phase will consist of six units ranging from 6,000 to 31,000 sq ft, in response to ongoing demand from businesses seeking new warehouse and light industrial space in the Worcester area.

Occupiers at Great Western Business Park include Benchmarx Kitchens & Joinery; car parts and accessories distributor Euro Car Parts; additive manufacturers Materials Solutions; vehicle and wearable technology distributor Nemesis GB; self-storage company Storage King and Altaras International, providers of precision components.