HOUSING developer GreenSquare has partnered with builders' merchants Buildbase to open a new dedicated stores facility in Calne.

The new stores facility, located on Oxford will open on Tuesday (February 20).

Through this partnership, Buildbase, owned by Grafton Group plc, will now manage the supply of all building materials to Greensquare's property services teams from the new branch in Calne, and via other branches in Cowley in Oxford and Gloucester.

Charles Hyde, Greensquare's procurement transformation lead, said: "We are looking forward to opening this new stores facility. With this new depot, and thanks to this partnership, our trades teams will spend less time travelling to get materials, and will therefore be able to offer a faster, and more cost efficient repairs and maintenance service to our customers across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire.

"By having a larger office space at Methuen Park, we will be able to vacate our leased office in Swindon, and invest the rental savings in providing services for our customers, and building much needed new homes."

The new facility will employ Buildbase personnel, whose role is solely to assist GreenSquare's Wiltshire-based trades teams.

Greensquare has plans to convert its current onsite stores area, located at its head office at Methuen Park, Chippenham, into additional office accommodation, while the stores yard will become car parking for staff.