An artist impression of the new Glasgow branch.
Stax to open sixth branch in Glasgow
Published: 08 May, 2015
Stax Trade Centres recently announced at its Supplier Conference that it will open a sixth branch in Glasgow at the end of August this year.
The new dual-purpose distribution centre and cash and carry will be the company’s second depot in Scotland, following on from the Edinburgh branch, which opened in September 2011.
The nationwide wholesaler purchased the former distribution site on the Easter Queenslie Road Industrial Estate, on the East side of Glasgow in Autumn 2014. Work is well underway to transform the site into a fully refurbished, state-of-the-art warehouse to mirror the existing larger branches across England.
The 7.2 acre site with 80,000 sq ft warehouse is located just three miles outside of Glasgow city centre and just minutes off junction 10 of the M8. It will also be the first of the Stax branches designed to support a fully delivered operation in addition to still catering for customers who prefer the traditional cash and carry option.
Glasgow will have a dedicated marshalling area of over 10,000 sq ft for delivering and dispatching stock. The large site also includes parking for up to 100 vehicles at the front of the building.
The light and airey interior, 8m high with four level storage, together with the goods in storage capacity will ensure that Glasgow will be a full service operation carrying the full range from all current Stax suppliers. The site will enjoy 500 bays, 42 promotion ends, 10 checkouts and a kitchen and bathroom showroom that is the same size as the Manchester branch.
Operations director, Nigel Wright, who has been overseeing the building work, said: “This is the first Stax branch that has been purposely designed to accommodate a fully delivered operation, while still combining the benefits of cash and carry. We have invested £5m in this site and that’s before stock. The opportunity we have with the new Stax Glasgow branch is similar to when we built our first modern units in Birmingham 14 years ago where we was able to design the building to accommodate the developing requirements of our business.”
The new centre will have a full service cafeteria and a full length loading canopy to protect against the weather with a large number of tills.