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PlaceMakers to expand operations in Christchurch

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1 August 2012

PlaceMakers to expand operations in Christchurch with new store

Hot on the heels of the unveiling of the blueprint for the rebuild of Christchurch’s CBD, PlaceMakers has announced it’s to open a brand new store in Hornby.

The 2,745 square-metre greenfields store, which will be designed and purpose-built for PlaceMakers, will be located at Glassworks Industry Park in Hornby. It will feature an extensive trade store, drive-through warehouse and yard. The new store is scheduled to open in May next year.

PlaceMakers Hornby will work alongside existing PlaceMakers Christchurch stores, located in Antigua St, Cranford St and Riccarton, to supply materials to the building trade across the whole of Canterbury.

PlaceMakers CEO John Beveridge says it’s an exciting time of growth for the business.

“This new store reaffirms our absolute commitment to – and confidence in – Christchurch and its rebuild. With this week’s release of the CBD blueprint, momentum is gathering pace and PlaceMakers is now well positioned to respond.

“It is essential that the rebuild is executed as quickly and efficiently as possible. We’ve got stores at convenient locations across the city now, meaning product will be available where and when builders need it.”

Mr Beveridge said the new store marks the beginning of exciting plans PlaceMakers has for the region.

Current Trade Manager at PlaceMakers Riccarton, Steve Brown will operate the Hornby store when it opens next year.

PlaceMakers signed an initial nine-year lease with Goodman Property Trust, the owner and developer of the purpose-built facility.

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