THE former Horse and Jockey pub and Wacky Warehouse site at Wythall has been bought by a growing Redditch motorhome sales and repair company.
Advised by Redditch property agents John Truslove, The Motorhome Depot, a family-run business, is moving from rented premises in Bartleet Road, Washford, paying £850,000 for the 1.64-acre site which is just off the A435 a mile north of junction 3 of the M42.
Managing director Paul Chance, who runs The Motorhome Depot with his wife Janine and daughter Bethan, said: “We have been looking to expand for some time now and didn’t want to keep on renting.
“Ian Parker at John Truslove found the Horse & Jockey site for us which is perfect as it enables us not only to sell and rent motorhomes but also set up an accessory store and coffee shop.
“When we open on site in May we will be in an even better location for the growing number of customers who are coming to us from all parts of the UK.”
Originally established as a motor repair business in 1995, the company expanded into motorhome repairs and servicing, moving to Washford in 2010.
“From repairs and servicing, we grew in to selling secondhand which led on to supplying motorhomes and we are now agents for top brands Adria, Elddis and Burstner,” added Paul.
The business currently employs 13 but Paul said that when refurbishment and development on the site is complete, the new accessory store and coffee shop would create further employment.
Ian Parker of John Truslove, said: “The former Horse & Jockey pub and Wacky Warehouse site had run its time and so it was great to be able to help Paul and his team move there and bring the site back to life.
“When their refurbishment and redevelopment programme is complete, I am sure they will continue to flourish, especially in such a well-located premises for the growing motorhome market.”