A MAJOR distribution centre for plumbing and heating products is to open in Measham creating 50 jobs.
Wolseley UK is setting up a new regional hub to supply goods to hundreds of stores.
The 142,358sq ft site, leased from M&G Real Estate, replaces a smaller centre in West Horndon, Essex.
Wolseley, which supplies plumbing products to the building trade, is currently fitting the building with warehouse equipment.
A spokesman said: "We had the opportunity to expand our distribution capabilities by acquiring this site and are making a significant investment there."
The centre will distribute everything from heavy industrial pipe to toilets across the Midlands and north of England, beginning operations in October.
Nicki Hanson, who will manage the site, said: "This is a great opportunity for people in the area to work for a company famous for market-leading brands in heating and plumbing."
Wolseley UK is part of the Berkshire-based Wolseley group.