JP Corry on move to new premises in north Belfast
Builders' merchant JP Corry has moved to new premises in north Belfast in a £650,000 investment.
The company, which has 17 branches around Northern Ireland, has left its Tennent Street site and has now set up in Hillview Road.
JP Corry said the larger premises had a bigger builders' yard and warehousing area, enabling the business to carry an expanded product range.
Gary Hunter, JP Corry regional director, said: "We're very excited to relocate to a considerably larger site, just a short distance from Tennent Street.
"The Tennent Street branch has served the needs of trade and DIY customers within the north Belfast area for over 50 years, and we'll continue to do that at the new location.
"The new facilities are exceptional and provide us with an opportunity to improve our service to local trade customers."
JP Corry has three other Belfast branches in Castlereagh, Andersonstown and a flagship store on Springfield Road. Its old Tennent Street site is now on the market for around £250,000 through agents Campbell Cairns.
A spokesman said that the £650,000 spend on the new site "reaffirms JP Corry's commitment to investing locally and creating additional employment in the area".
He added: "This latest development joins a series of improvements JP Corry has made to its branch network over the last 24 months geared toward investing in its local area and strengthening its market position."