Speedy, the UK’s leading provider of equipment rental and support services, opened a new Superstore in Bristol on April 12.

The 27,000 sq ft facility was opened by the 2004 BDO World Darts Champion, Andy Fordham to celebrate the fact that Speedy are the official sponsors of this year’s Speedy Hire UK Open, known as the FA cup of darts.

The event played host to the first of four regional qualifiers to find 32 players to compete in the final of the Speedy Hire UK Open at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton in June.

The new store – designed to complement the company’s nationwide network of 350 smaller depots – will house over £1 million worth of equipment including small tools, lifting and survey equipment, light plant, and fencing.

The Superstore – the opening of which has created 40 jobs for the local area – will also offer testing, inspection and repair (TIR) services for all lifting equipment.

The Bristol Superstore is the fourth Speedy has opened following the success of new sites in Stoke, Edinburgh and Wolverhampton which were opened in 2010.

The company plans to open 12 Superstores around the UK by 2012.

Steve Farmer, general manager at the new Speedy Superstore said: “As our first in the South West the new Superstore is based in a prime location which will help to provide a wide range of tools and equipment to local customers.

“Thanks to a large fleet of equipment we are well placed to help support both large and small construction projects as well as industrial customers across the region.

“It has been fantastic that the occasion has been marked by all the budding darts players competing in the South West heat for the Speedy Hire UK Open.”

To contact the Bristol Superstore, located on Whitby Road in St Phillips, call 01179 721858.

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