Haulage firm Turners (Soham) is set to double space at its site in Walsall and create new jobs in response to rising volumes.

The family firm has purchased the remaining 4.51 acres at Middlemore Lane in Alridge, Walsall, which is close to Junction 10 of the M6.

The freehold site has dual access points onto the road and a storage compound. It also comes with planning permission for two units suitable for office and industrial use.

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Paul Day, MD of Turners (Soham), said: “We have won several new storage and distribution clients recently, so we’re delighted to have acquired this much needed space at our existing Walsall base.

“Middlemore Lane is in a strategic location offering us easy access to the M6 motorway network and there is an excellent local labour supply.”

Turners (Soham) operates a fleet of more than 2,500 trucks in UK and Europe and specialises in temperature-controlled transport and warehousing and container logistics for goods including food, fuel and building products.