National sofa retail chain DFS has confirmed that it has secured a site in Tamworth for its new warehouse and distribution hub for the Midlands.

The 53,000sq ft facility is part of St Modwen’s warehouse scheme at Centurion Park and is expected to create around 40 new jobs.

Jonathan Green, senior development surveyor at St. Modwen, spoke to local press: “We pushed ahead with the speculative build unit in response to the lack of supply of new, good quality warehouse space across the region. The letting to DFS pays testament to that choice.

“Since making the decision to take the facility, we have worked closely with DFS to adapt the building so that it suits their operational requirements, and have achieved this within the tight timeframe they required.”

Alex Salden, supply chain Director at DFS, added: “The location is perfectly positioned for our business needs giving excellent access to our customers in the Midlands, and St. Modwen has done a great job in handing the building over ahead of schedule.”