Independent builders’ merchants Ridgeons has opened a new showroom as part of a £150,000 investment of renovation and expansion at its Cambridge North branch.
The showroom in Nuffield Road is the largest in Cambridge and includes a bespoke display wall from sanitary ware and shower supplier, Grohe, which is the brand’s only display wall in the UK and Masterclass Kitchens’ products which cannot be found elsewhere in the country. Products from Neff, Bosh, SMEG, Roper Rhodes, Utopia, Heritage and Ridgeons’ own brand, Instinct, are also available.
Branch Manager, Mark Johnson, said: “We are delighted with the showroom, which is already attracting positive customer feedback. We are confident that tradespeople will bring their own customers in, knowing that they will be fully supported by our trained showroom staff. For instance, our team uses 3D design software to help people plan bathrooms and kitchens. It’s such expertise and our bespoke approach to customer service that sets us apart from high street retailers.”
The branch has recently added dedicated Anglia Tool Centre and PlumbStock trade counters and, Ridgeons’ tool hire partner, GR8, has opened onsite. It has also extended its range of building materials, added a new decorating centre and expanded warehouse space.
When Cromwell Road closes in late March, the branch will be Ridgeons’ largest in the city and the Cambridge delivery service will be centralised at the site.
Johnson added: “The branch’s £400,000 revamp is part of the changes to Ridgeons in Cambridge, which aim to modernise the business’s offering, and provide a more efficient and easier customer journey.”
Ridgeons’ new Cambridge flagship branch in Norman Way will open on 3 April.
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