23 May 2024, 04:09
By Furniture News Aug 23, 2021

Supplier commits to northern distribution hub

The Gallery Direct Group has secured a long-term lease on the newly built OrionOne warehouse at Markham Vale near Chesterfield, an established distribution hub located at Junction 29A on the East Midlands, South Yorkshire border.

This vast new facility, with 14m eaves, 21 docking doors and spaces for 39 trailers, boasts over 224,000 sqft of space– enough to house 35,000 pallets.

Fit-out work, including racking, electrical and office accommodation, will start immediately.

It will serve as Gallery’s northern packing, warehousing, and distribution hub, with enough space to accommodate the ongoing expansion of the business. The property also offers space for the development of 30,000 sqft of state-of-the-art showrooms, over three floors, for client reviews and meetings.

MD Peter Delaney comments: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured this prestigious facility in an amazing northern location. The fact is that this new property, combined with our southern warehouse and head office, improves further our distribution and operational capacity. We will be able to serve 96% of our clients’ requirements with one-day delivery times, utilising our own home distribution fleet.”

Around 50 new jobs will be created locally, and the advantage of both northern and southern warehousing and distribution will further improve Gallery’s customer service.

Peter continues: “We are excited to be expanding Gallery’s established home interiors categories, including furniture, lighting, wall decor and textiles, as well as the newer developments in outdoor living, home accessories and Christmas. Our strategy to be the leading supplier of the complete home and outdoor solution continues at pace. OrionOne is another significant milestone for our business, and we look forward to welcoming clients to our grand opening early in 2022.”

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