A family-owned Stoke-based heavy haulage specialist has bought a 4.35-acre former borehole site in order to transform it into a haulage depot and expand its operations.

Potteries Heavy Haulage has taken on the site on the A50 at Meir from Severn Trent Water following a competitive tender process.

Michael Edwards, business development manager at Potteries Heavy Haulage, said: “We’re delighted to acquire the site from Severn Trent Water.

“Once the land is developed it will enable us to reduce operational inefficiencies and grow. We’re looking forward to increasing our maintenance and storage offering to new and existing customers. We have looked at different options to relocate the business over the past few years due to lack of space and this site was an excellent opportunity due its size, locality, and access to the Strategic Road Network.

“There are many owner occupiers in Stoke-On-Trent and the wider area that are unable to grow due to lack of availability, so it’s fantastic to have this opportunity.”

Caroline Penn-Smith, partner at Carter Jonas, which acted on behalf of Severn Trent, said: “The reuse of this surplus Severn Trent Water site will support a growing local business and increase employment opportunities in Staffordshire.”