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B&Q extends lease on Branston depot until 2017

Published: 19 June 2014
Hundreds of jobs are secure for the next three years as DIY giant B&Q has extended its lease on its depot in Branston, Staffordshire until 2017.
B&Q extends lease on Branston depot until 2017
Concerns were raised over the future of the depot in Burton Road after proposals to build 500 new homes and a new school were given the green light on the very same site last October.

But, according to Burton MP Andrew Griffiths B&Q have now secured an extension of its lease on the site until 2017.

He told the Burton Mail: "The news that the future of the B&Q distribution depot in Branston has been secured until 2017 is great news and will be a big positive for many people who rely on the site for income.

"I am delighted that the DIY giant has chosen to continue at the site in Branston and, as a result, countless jobs are secure until at least the end of the new deal in 2017."

B&Q has operated from the site for more than 10 years and employs around 600 people there.

Mr Griffiths added that it was his long-term aim to ensure B&Q remained at the site beyond 2017.

He added: "This would help secure lots of jobs and also keep a prestigious and well-known firm based in this town.

"Jobs have been secured at the site and now we have to work to make sure that that is not the end of the good news."

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