Elddis Transport has got approval for new storage and distribution space after the recent acquisition of the former GT Engineering site in Delves Lane, Consett.
The plans, worth close to £1.5 million, will secure additional onsite capacity for its warehouse operations and will see the installation of a new roof, access doors and improved car parking along with refurbished office accommodation and the addition of dedicated new training and meeting rooms.
The news follows approval earlier in the summer for Elddis to proceed with plans for a permanent new commercial HGV and trailer park in Newton Aycliffe on land off Jowett Way, which offers access to local transport hubs and the main A1M. This is part of a long-term strategy by the firm to improve its current facilities and will see new vehicle and pedestrian access, landscaping, lighting and security measures including CCTV and fencing installed at the park to boost operations.
Planning approval comes after Elddis sold its site at Old Pit Lane near the Arnison Centre in Durham to Premcor Estates, which is developing the site to create a new discount food store and retail units. Funds from this sale are being re-invested in the Delves Lane and Newton Aycliffe projects, with the aim of supporting future growth.
Richard Toner, commercial director at Elddis said: “Our success is driven by focusing on customer needs and quality services. Planning approval provides the platform to move on to the next level and underline our commitment to investing in the business, creating additional quality vehicle space and facilities for longer term growth and success.”