Better Bathrooms Opens A New Showroom In Cardiff

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Award-winning Better Bathrooms, the largest independent bathroom and tiles retailer in the UK, is opening a new showroom in Cardiff on 25th June 2015.

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As part of the company’s progressive expansion plans, the new showroom at the former Audi and CVC car showroom premises at Hadfield House, Hadfield Road, will be the company’s first outlet in Wales and the 9th showroom in the Better Bathrooms’ portfolio, trading alongside other successful stores such as Leicester, Manchester, Slough, York, a newly-opened store in Romford, and http://www.betterbathrooms.com The store will create new jobs in the local area and within the business.

Better Bathrooms boasts the largest showrooms in the UK, with over 5,000 products on display and offers internet prices in store. Open 7-days a week till 10pm on weekdays, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to offer help and advice.

The Cardiff Showroom Manager Paul Tester said, “Our Cardiff store is in a great location close to the city centre and comes with great on-site parking. This is an exciting development for Better Bathrooms and our team of knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff will be happy to guide our new customers through the stunning range of bathrooms products we have on display. We look forward to seeing you in our superb new store”.

Area Manager for Better Bathrooms, Pete Thornton added, “This is the first Better Bathrooms showroom in this area and it is a fantastic opportunity to bring high quality products and service to Wales. We have a state of the art showroom and a great team in place to look after our customers. We look forward to welcoming you all”.

CEO and founder Colin Stevens said, “We are delighted to add our first Welsh store to our property portfolio and have recruited a great team who are friendly, knowledgeable and from the local area. We are very excited about the store and the opportunity to be part of the Cardiff community. The new showroom looks great and it is a fantastic addition to the Better Bathrooms’ brand.”

Better Bathrooms takes the 17,272 sq ft premises on a new 10 year lease from landlord Mon Motors Ltd. DTZ Cardiff acted on behalf of the landlord and Robert Pinkus & Co. LLP acted on behalf of Better Bathrooms. The property, which fronts both Hadfield Road and Bessemer Road on a 0.70 acre site, is located in an established commercial area close to one of the main arterial routes into Cardiff city centre, approximately two miles east. Other established retailers in the vicinity include Toyota, Mitsubishi, B&Q, Wickes and Halfords.

In 2007, Better Bathrooms’ annual turnover stood at just over £1m and in the last financial year the turnover was £37m. The company aims to double their growth over the next three to five years and the Cardiff store will be a big part of this. Better Bathrooms have had an exceptional 2 years, winning 27 awards, recently having won Retail Week Enterprise Retailer of the Year and Employer of the Year, plus the prestigious National Business Award and featured in the 2012 Sunday Times Fast Track 100 and 2014 Sunday Times Profit Track 100.

Chris Yates, surveyor in DTZ Cardiff’s Industrial Agency Team commented, “Our client recognised that most car dealerships are now insisting upon bespoke properties and as such we sought to target occupiers who would benefit from locating to one of Cardiff’s premier commercial locations. The property benefits from excellent road communications and profile, situated in an area incorporating a number of national trade and out-of-town retailers. Better Bathrooms appreciated the property’s excellent location and recognised the opportunity this presented to further drive their UK wide expansion plans.”

Commercial property consultants Robert Pinkus & Co. LLP are Better Bathrooms’ sole property agent for their new store acquisition drive. Joe Assalone, Partner at the firm said, “Better Bathrooms looked at various sites in the locality but this particular property came out on top for a number of reasons namely the overall visibility and prominent location, great parking and accessibility for customers. The success of the brand and the quality of the products offered by this retailer is the main facilitator behind the company’s continued fast-tracked growth and we continue to search for properties across the UK that match what the Cardiff showroom has to offer.”

For more information about Better Bathrooms please go to http://www.betterbathrooms.com / 0333 777 4777. Better Bathrooms Cardiff Showroom opens on 25th June 2015.

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