WORK to extend the Oak Furniture Land distribution centre in South Marston is about to begin.

The retailer moved to the 302,000sq ft warehouse in 2012 to streamline storage and distribution logistics but now the current facility owners who took control of the premises in 2014 have decided to expand it.

The existing building will increase by 54,599sq ft courtesy with a new single-story extension which should be complete by November.

Michael George, managing director of contractors Mick George Ltd, said: "Not too dissimilar to ourselves, Oak Furniture Land has achieved tremendous growth in a relatively short period. Vital to that would have been careful strategic planning which has led to this venture, further improving the logistical infrastructure operated by the business.’

"Although we’re more than familiar with completing works in an industrial site environment, Wiltshire is not somewhere that we’ve fully established our contracting services yet. Delivering another quality service for a high-profile brand such as Oak Furniture Land will only aid our reputation further, laying the foundation for more works in the region.’’