Selco Milton Keynes to reopen after coronavirus closure

The Milton Keynes branch of a national builders’ merchant will reopen on Monday to help resume its online service to tradespeople.

Selco Builders Warehouse reopened 42 branches to support the delivery of online orders through Click & Collect and Click & Deliver last week.

And it will open the remaining 26 – including the Milton Keynes branch based on Denbigh Road, Bletchley - from Monday (18/5). 

Selco took the decision to shut down its 68 branches and all its delivery services when the UK officially entered lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak on Monday, March 23.

No customers will be permitted to enter the Milton Keynes branch and other social distancing measures will be in place for collections and deliveries. Any collections will be made from the car park of the branch.

Howard Luft, Chief Executive, said: “It’s been an incredibly difficult period for the whole country and it’s been no different for us at Selco.

“We have been monitoring events and government guidance extremely closely and now everything is in place to enable us to offer our customers a revised service at Milton Keynes to support the delivery of online orders, while closely following the social distancing guidelines.

“We introduced this at 42 of our branches last week and it has worked very successfully.

“We are fully aware our customers offer a vital service to the communities in which they operate, providing essential maintenance and repairs to properties, and we are delighted we can make at least part of our usual offering available.

“The health and wellbeing of our customers and colleagues remains our No 1 priority.”

Opening hours at Selco Milton Keynes will be limited to 7am-5pm, Monday to Friday. The branch will be closed at weekends.

Customer numbers will be managed through collection time slots to collect their orders, to ensure that social distancing can be maintained.

Howard added: “We would urge only people who have pre-ordered products and materials to visit the Milton Keynes branch – and then only at the time they have been allocated.

“We will constantly monitor operations in all of our branches and make adjustments as and where we see fit.”

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