Pimlico Plumbing & Heating Merchants’ premises are doubling in size.
Growth at Pimlico Plumbing & Heating Merchants leads to premises expansion
Published: 14 December, 2015
Pimlico Plumbing & Heating Merchants (PPHM) is expanding its premises to meet growing demand from tradespeople across the capital.
The merchant, which operates a strict trade-only policy, will more than double its floor space after securing premises adjacent to its existing store in central London.
PPHM is adding an additional 4,700 sq. ft. to its operations complementing its existing 3,909 sq. ft. premises, which features a trade counter and two floors of stock.
Fit out of the unit will begin in December and includes the installation of a mezzanine floor. It will be operational at the start of 2016.
Now employing eight people, the latest expansion follows on from the merchant launching seven-day opening to keep pace with demand from customers. As a result of the increased opening hours, the business is continually breaking weekly sales records.
The new premises in Sail Street, SE11, will enable PPHM to dramatically increase its stock holding and support its expanding delivery service. An additional driver has been added to the delivery service with a team of three now transporting parts and equipment to tradespeople across London.
Operating with a fleet of three vans and BMW motorcycles, the delivery service enables tradespeople to order and receive products and equipment without leaving the job they’re working on and allows them to enjoy significant efficiency gains by avoiding unnecessary trips across London.
Founder of Pimlico Plumbers, Charlie Mullins, said: “The pace of growth at Pimlico Plumbing & Heating Merchants proves we are giving the trade what they want, when they want it.
“Taking the additional space is a positive consequence of our move to seven-day opening and expanding our reliable delivery service. Offering the best quality parts and equipment is one thing, but giving it to trade professionals when they need them is another thing altogether.
“We live in a world where customers require their tradespeople to be increasingly flexible to fit in with their busy lives. It stands to reason, therefore, that merchants have to be as flexible.”