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  Posted by: electime      7th November 2023

Travis Perkins, which is part of Travis Perkins plc and is the UK’s largest distributor of materials to the construction sector, is relocating from Devonshire Road to 511 Coldhams Lane on Monday 6th of November.

The existing 32 strong team will transfer to the new site, and Travis Perkins has recruited an extra four staff for full-time positions, making a total of 36. The new branch is 2.69 acres in size, and includes a 3141 square foot shop floor area and 1750 square foot Benchmarx. The site boasts Travis Perkins Hire facilities that allow customers to hire tools, plant and specialist equipment. Furthermore, its brand new Benchmarx kitchen display showroom, Plumbing and Heating and Bathroom range and Hard Landscaping Display showcases Travis Perkins’ offering to customers.

Branch manager, Luke Samples says: “We serve the local community of tradespeople and builders in Cambridge and we can’t wait to open our bigger and better relocated site to offer them an even greater service and range of products. We have a great team in place and are ready to serve as a one-stop shop for everyone’s building and construction needs. As well as the 25,000 products available in stock or to order online, we’re pleased to be showcasing our new Benchmarx kitchen showroom as well as a landscaping and hire range.”

Customers will also have greater choice when it comes to trading; be it in branch or online by using the industry leading Travis Perkins App. The App has been collaboratively developed with customers to help them not only work smarter, but also to save time by allowing them to check stock on the go from their local branch and order instantly with their personal trade prices.

Alternatively, customers can also use the fast and convenient one hour Click & Collect service, or next day delivery as well as a Branch Delivery Tracking Service, which gives customers the best possible delivery notifications in real-time without having to make a telephone call, saving customers time.

These innovative ways to trading are designed to save customers time; something which is reported as their biggest pain-point. Combined, these provide a one-stop personalised experience, whether on the move, on site, in-branch – whenever and wherever they need it.

As part of Travis Perkins’ commitment to minimise carbon emissions by 90 per cent this site will include electric forklift trucks, charging points, solar panels and a heat source pump. These innovations will help to deliver on its ambition of decarbonizing its fleet and becoming a net-zero carbon producer.

Travis Perkins Cambridge is located at Travis Perkins, 511 Coldhams Lane, Cambridge, CB1 3JS.