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How a new, sustainable warehouse will support Furniturebox’s growth

How Furniturebox’s new, sustainable warehouse will support business growth and help extend its service level to customers.

Furniturebox was founded by Monty George and Dan Beckles, two savvy teenagers who chose to forgo higher education to fill a gap in the online furniture market. They launched Furniturebox with a clear mission: to deliver modern, high-quality furniture, online and in quick time.

Experiencing rapid success in a couple of years, Furniturebox wanted bigger, more sustainable warehouse space to accommodate a wider range of products and support faster delivery. Unfortunately, its current warehouse did not have the capacity or the operational set-up, and its location, within the countryside, was hindering speed of delivery.

St. Modwen Logistics helped Furniturebox identify a building that could be tailored to its needs. The height of the warehouse was raised 2.5 metres to accommodate a new 5 level tall tick tower system and slab flooring was introduced to support the racking and wired-in forklift trucks. The new warehouse will increase capacity 5-fold, allow space to introduce new products and extend product lines for the customer.

The location of the new warehouse, at St. Modwen Park Chippenham, is close to the M4/M5 road network and will reduce the distance travelled by delivery and courier companies.  This will allow Furniturebox to extend its next day delivery cut-off time from 1pm to 8pm for its customers, which is a unique service offering within the online furniture sector.

The sustainability elements of the warehouse, which come as standard on a St. Modwen Logistics building, will support Furniturebox’s carbon reduction model and help it meet its ambitions around sustainability.  The building delivers BREEAM excellent and EPC A ratings, includes a full roof PV solar panel system and electric vehicle charging points, helping the company reduce its energy costs and its impact on the environment.

Having a new St. Modwen warehouse will enable Furniturebox to reach more customers, faster, and offer them extended product and delivery services. With access to green spaces and an exercise trail on the park, the new building will also provide employees with a great place to work and will allow Furniturebox to continue to flourish whilst supporting economic growth in the region.

At St. Modwen Logistics we take great pleasure in supporting our customers plans for growth and providing them with the space and support they need to succeed. That’s why we were delighted to help Chippenham-based Furniturebox find a new building, close to its existing home, to help it realise its ambitions for growth and provide a great place to work for its employees.

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