Dwell to get its own distribution centre
DFS has show its commitment to its Dwell subsidiary by investing in a national distribution centre for the chain.
The 21-store chain also has four further branches due to open by 29 October: Leicester (15 October), Edinburgh and Birmingham (both 22 October) and Nottingham (October 29) as DFS continues to roll out its in-store format that also boosts core DFS sales.
It will occupy the 151,000sqft centre at Prologis Park Marston Gate, Milton Keynes near Junction 13 of the M1. Construction on the facility began in June and is expected to be completed in early 2017.
‘Marston Gate is in an ideal location for our logistics network, and the unit has the flexibility to accommodate Dwell’s continuing growth. We are delighted to have secured it,’ says Marcin Twardysko, Dwell head of distribution.
DFS has said there is scope for at least 40 Dwell branches.