New trade counter for former steel site in Corby

Andrews Building Supplies are hoping to open in Corby NNL-180921-125413005
Andrews Building Supplies are hoping to open in Corby NNL-180921-125413005

A new builder’s merchant is to open on a brownfield site in Corby.

The piece of land at Manton Park has been vacant since British Steel moved out in 1980.

The site in Cockerell Road, next door to Wickes NNL-180921-125423005

The site in Cockerell Road, next door to Wickes NNL-180921-125423005

Wickes opened their store there two years ago, and since then the remainder of the site in Cockerell Road has been marketed for development by Corby Council.

Now an independent Peterborough-based company called Andrews Building Supplies has applied for permission to open a warehouse and trade counter there, as well as five industrial units that will be for rent at the rear of the site.

The site will be Andrews’ third - with other trade counters in Peterborough and Huntingdon.

The family-run firm was established in 1989.

The plan for industrial units at the rear of the site NNL-180921-125403005

The plan for industrial units at the rear of the site NNL-180921-125403005

A planning application submitted to Corby Borough Council says: “The trade warehouse and storage will be on the ground floor with some storage space provided on first floor, while the offices will be located on the first floor. The economic basis of the site will be the warehousing role with the trade desk ancillary to the warehouse.

“Two additional buildings have been designed at the back of the site, one comprising of four units and the other comprising of one unit. These 5 units are single storey with the area divided between warehousing storage, office and ancillary facilities.”

There will also be car parks at the front and rear of the building.