A COMPANY supplying tools and building products has launched a property search in West Yorkshire.
Toolstation is keen to set up new trade counters in Huddersfield, Halifax and Wakefield in a move which could create at least 12 new jobs.
The firm already has sites at Leeds, Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster.
Toolstation said Huddersfield, Halifax and Wakefield had been highlighted as key areas for the firm’s new expansion programme.
“Our requirements in Halifax, Huddersfield and Wakefield are quite specific,” said Philip MacLauchlan, who is responsible for the expansion drive. “We require premises of between 4,000sq ft and 8,000sq ft with car parking and loading facilities.
“New or modern warehouses or trade counters would be ideal and we are happy to consider existing or part complete buildings or developments.
“We are really keen to open in all three locations as soon as possible, so we are working fast. We are realistic about the rents we will have to pay and our confidence in this market enables us to consider good length leases, including 10-year leases where appropriate incentives are provided.”
Mr MacLauchlan said at least four jobs would be created for each new trade counter – with the figure as high as eight depending on the specific location.
Toolstation lays claim to offering one of the largest ranges of products for building and related trades, with more than 10,000 key items immediately available.