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Guardian Warehouse Extension Opening

September 2022

On Thursday 8th September Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street opened a 70,000 sq ft high bay extension at Guardian Warehousing, Willenhall creating an additional 42 jobs and new business opportunities.

The £6 million investment by Bushell Investment Group, owners of Guardian Warehousing will increase the warehouse to 300,000 sq ft.

The impressive 70,000 sq ft high bay warehouse extension, which was designed by Gould Singleton Architects and built by local building contractor A&H Construction and Developments, used over 250 tonnes of steel to erect 12,500 additional pallet spaces, increasing the overall warehouse capacity to 34,000 racked pallet spaces.

Lee Bushell, Chief Executive Officer of Bushell Investment Group commented, “Congratulations to the Guardian Warehousing project team on delivering the impressive extension. We have invested over £10m into the site and created over 150 new jobs since acquisition, this investment has facilitated the creation of new jobs and importantly will act as a steppingstone for vocational training and apprenticeship routes into the warehousing, logistics and fulfilment industries.”
Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “With this fantastic – and newly extended – facility, Bushell Investment Group’s Guardian Warehousing have bolstered their place at the vanguard of our rapidly growing logistics and fulfilment sector. I’m pleased to hear that Bushell Investment Group are making a substantial £6m investment here demonstrating their tremendous belief in – and commitment to – the West Midlands for which I’m grateful. I look forward to seeing local people benefitting from the forthcoming job and educational opportunities that this new announcement will unlock.”

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