Tool merchant to open AT LCP ESTATE06/10/2016
A specialist tool merchant is expanding and opening a new flagship showroom in Aston, Birmingham.
ECA ToolFast will open its doors on September 26 after agreeing a 10-year lease with London & Cambridge Properties (LCP) for a 3,858 sq ft showroom in Cheston Road, Aston.
The company, which already has outlets in Coventry, Newark, Stoke-on-Trent, and Leicester, has invested £180,000 into opening the new store, which will create four local jobs.
Gary Baines, managing director of ECA ToolFast, said: “LCP has been incredibly helpful as we’ve worked to get the store ready for opening and we’ve been impressed with the whole process.
“We have been looking at opening a store in Birmingham for quite some time and the showroom in Cheston Road is a really great location and design that suits us down to the ground. This will be our flagship store.
“We’ve spent the past six weeks getting the showroom ready and we’re looking forward to welcoming both existing and new customers from the local construction trades.”
Paula James industrial lettings manager, of LCP, said: “We’ve worked closely with the company to ensure that it is able to open its flagship store in Aston as quickly as possible. The unit is well located in an already popular trade counter location, and we wish ECA ToolFast every success as it prepares to open to local tradespeople.”
Cheston Road Industrial Estate is a popular trade counter location, on the outskirts of the city centre. The four units have good access to the Aston Express Way (A38), which leads directly to junction 6 of the M6. Existing tenants include Group HES Ltd and Mobile Windscreens Ltd.