Elliotts is set to open its 13th UK branch on April 20 to meet increased demand in the Dorset area.
According to the building products supplier, the region is experiencing a flurry of construction projects, which has prompted the launch of a large new store in Christchurch.
To mark the event, Elliotts welcomed former Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Southampton football manager Harry Redknapp to a preview event held for customers and special guests on April 10.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Redknapp said: “I am delighted to open this new Elliotts branch. I have had a long friendship and association with Elliotts which was also a huge support to me and Bournemouth Football Club.”
The Christchurch branch, based on Airfield Way, is one of Elliotts’ biggest stores in the South and has been launched to give professional builders in the area more convenient access to the company’s building materials and advice. It will sell a wide range of products and the company has made a pledge that if there are any construction products or materials that customers can’t find elsewhere locally, it will do its best to hunt them down and stock them in the new branch.
Tom Elliott, managing director of Elliotts, said: “Branching out into Dorset means we can offer our products to an even wider customer base, giving more choice to both our local trade and public customers. This new site enables us to offer existing and new trade customers the most comprehensive range of competitively priced building products in the area.”
Founded in 1842, Elliotts has builders merchant branches in Bishops Waltham, Chandler’s Ford, Fareham, Fordingbridge, Ringwood, Romsey, Southampton, Tadley, Totton and now Christchurch. In addition, it has four kitchen and bathroom showrooms, two specialist tool centres open to the trade and public in Portsmouth and Winchester, and its own roofing and renewables companies.