New leaf for Loanhead firm

The UK’s largest retailer of solid hardwood furniture has opened a new showroom at Straiton Retail Park, Loanhead – bringing 10 new jobs.

Oak Furniture Limited has taken a 10-year lease on the 10,174 sq ft unit, which was previously occupied by World of Sofas. The opening has generated 10 new jobs.

The company specialises in offering high quality oak, mango and mahogany furniture at reduced prices. The retailer has 11 showrooms, empoys more than 250 staff and currently processes around 150,000 orders a year.

Kevin Keigher, property manager at Peel Land and Property, said: “Oak Furniture Land will be an excellent addition to the retail park and we are delighted they have seen the benefit of locating one of their showrooms here at Straiton.”