Schuh is to launch a new European distribution centre in Bathgate, West Lothian next summer.
The new 245,000 sq ft centre will create more than 50 jobs in Scotland over the next five years and will cater for the “rapid growth” and planned future expansion of the Schuh store estate and online offering.
The space acquired is five times larger than the company’s current warehouse space at Neilson Square, Livingston. Both hubs will work simultaneously with Bathgate being the primary distribution centre for Schuh.
Mark Crutchley, finance director, at Schuh said: “We needed to ensure we had the appropriate infrastructure to support this growth and we are delighted to have secured these premises in West Lothian where we currently employ 465 people.”
West Lothian Council, Scottish Enterprise and Bank of Scotland supported the move, with Crutchley thanking the trio for their “vote of confidence in the future potential of Schuh”.