Screwfix completes 10-year search for new Bedfordshire base

September 27, 2023

A leading DIY and trade retailer has successfully completed its 10-year search for a new store in a Bedfordshire town.

Screwfix is set to launch one of its popular trade counters in Flitwick after agreeing a deal to lease two adjoining industrial units, property consultancy Kirkby Diamond announced today.

Screwfix is one of the leading retailers of trade tools, accessories and hardware. Products stocked range from power tools and workwear to cables and pipe fittings. It has over 840 stores nationwide.

Eamon Kennedy, senior partner and head of industrial and logistics at Kirkby Diamond, said: “This is a great result for Screwfix, which now has a fantastic new base in Flitwick where I’m sure it will enjoy enormous success. Screwfix had been looking for premises in Flitwick for more than 10 years but hadn’t been able to secure a unit because availability has always been very limited.

“The industrial team were bringing 9 Lyall Court to the market when we were approached by Richard Saunders of Hartnell Taylor Cook, acting for Screwfix. They needed more space than the unit could offer, so we negotiated with the owners of the unit next door as it seemed that their tenant was due to leave soon. By working together, we were able to reach a very successful conclusion creating the space they required off market, therefore enabling Screwfix to take both units on a 10-year lease.”

Kirkby Diamond acted on behalf of two private investors that own the units at Lyall Court, Flitwick Industrial Estate. The estate is located within a 10-minute drive of junctions 12 and 13 of the M1 motorway.

Richard Saunders, partner at Hartnell Taylor Cook, acting on behalf of Screwfix, said: “ It was a pleasure dealing with Eamon at Kirkby Diamond and a successful conclusion of another store for Screwfix.”

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