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Furniture retailer creates 25 jobs with new Belfast fulfilment centre

Lisa McAteer (left), Director at CBRE NI with Oliver Campbell, store manager at EZ Living Interiors.

INDEPENDENT furniture retailer EZ Living Interiors has expanded its business with a new warehouse facility, creating 25 new jobs in Belfast.

The company has opened a 9,000 sq ft complex based within Titanic Quarter in Channel Commercial Park, to support its ‘last mile delivery’ strategy in Northern Ireland.

Oliver Campbell from at EZ Living Interiors said the warehouse means customers can collect smaller items six days a week, offering more accessibility and flexibility to families.

The company operates from two sites in Belfast at Holywood Exchange and Boucher Road. EZ Living Interiors also operates a number of stores across the Republic.

“We’ve invested in six delivery vans and three container lorries to allow us to deliver furniture quickly and efficiently,” said the store manager.

“Covid-19 has been a strain on everyone but at EZ Living Interiors we used the time as an opportunity to improve our customer experience including better order fulfilment on our product range to ensure that our customers can have what they want quickly and easily.”

CBRE NI Director Lisa McAteer, who acted on behalf of the landlord Titanic Quarter Ltd, said there has been increased competition for industrial and logistics units in the north over the last year due to Covid-19.

“The surge in online retailing has led to a demand for manufacturing, storage and distribution space,” she said.

“We are thrilled to have helped facilitate this extremely exciting phase of expansion for EZ Living Interiors, as the business up-scales to a new fulfilment and delivery facility in Belfast.”

James Eyre, commercial director at Titanic Quarter Ltd, added: “The strategic location of Channel Commercial Park was a key deciding factor for EZ Living Interiors and we welcome them alongside a number of existing local, national and international occupiers in the park.”

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