Sheffield-based wholesaler and distributor Pricecheck has expanded its warehouse operations with a deal for the former Maplin headquarters building to help meet increased demand

The company has doubled its warehouse capacity after leasing the 197,425 sq ft building on Brookfields Park in South Yorkshire.

The additional space means Pricecheck now occupies 378,000 sq ft, across two sites, which includes its offices and mezzanine storage, giving the capacity for 32,000 pallets.

The company is investing a further £750,000 to fit-out the new premises with pallet racking, sprinkler systems, specialist aerosol storage, forklifts and equipment.

Some existing employees will relocate as the new site gets up and running, with more than 100 new jobs also set to be created.