Encon opens new North East hub

The Encon Group, the UK’s leading independent distributor of building materials, has opened a new North East hub as it strengthens its national branch network.

Encon & Nevill Long North East officially opened on the North Shields’ Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate on Wednesday, 1st May.

The state-of-the-art 33,435 sq ft, energy-efficient facility will combine its previous Newcastle and Washington branches into a single, larger hub to provide ‘total project solutions’ to its customers across the region. This includes building insulation and external facades, interiors, technical insulation, construction products and passive fire protection.

The new unit also provides extensive warehouse and yard facilities, allowing for more products in stock, a larger sales office and a dedicated trade counter and vehicle fleet.

The company’s existing teams from Newcastle and Washington have both moved to the new branch, retaining its specialist knowledge and support for customer projects across all market sectors.

Boasting top-of-the-range solutions from market-leading brands, a team of experts for total project support and enhanced service capabilities, Encon & Nevill Long North East believes the move will be key to reinforcing its position in the region as ‘The Distributor of Choice’.

George Allison, Encon Regional Director – North, said: “By combining our specialist branches into one site, we can provide a comprehensive product and service offering to customers in the region, with all the solutions and support they need under one roof. The great facilities at Encon & Nevill Long North East, backed by the same expert team from Newcastle and Washington, strengthens our leading position and opens new growth opportunities.”

Located at a prime site on the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate, a well-established commercial hub off the A19, the operational running of the branch will be overseen by Assistant Branch Manager Stephen Begg, supported by Brian Hibbert in the role of Business Unit Manager.

David Gibbs, Commercial Director at UK Land Estates, which owns Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate, added: “Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate is a highly sought-after estate situated at the heart of the North East, with excellent transport links and close to ports and local amenities. The new facility will allow Encon to deliver on projects throughout the region, easily and efficiently,

while also providing its customers with an easily accessible site. We are delighted to have worked with them on the opening of this new facility and look forward to seeing their operation continue to grow and create opportunities for local people as we look to the future.”

Mark Proudlock, Partner at Knight Frank, secured the letting of the E1 unit on behalf of UK Land Estates.

Proudlock, said: “It’s testament to the strength of Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate as a location, and the ongoing programme of high-quality unit refurbishments undertaken by UK Land Estates, that companies the calibre of Encon Insulation choose to remain on the estate.”

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