Birketts advises The Cotswold Company on new Lichfield distribution centre lease


20 April 2022

Leading law firm Birketts has advised The Cotswold Company on their latest lease for a new distribution centre in Lichfield.

Founded in 1996, The Cotswold Company, has grown from one furniture shop in Bourton-on-the-Water into one of the UK’s most popular premium furniture makers. Still based in The Cotswolds, the company’s headquarters in Stow-on-the-Wold is now their hub for producing well-made, long-lasting furnishings from responsibly sourced timber. This new distribution centre lease will allow the company to expand its offering of “beautiful, useful, responsible” furniture.

Birketts’ Commercial Property Partner Melissa Loucas led the firm’s legal team, with support from Sophie Thornely, (Construction), Beth Youngs and Edward Long (Planning) and Andrea Bailiss and William Roach (Commercial Property).

Alan Joseph, Operations Director at The Cotswold Company, said: “This expansion marks the start of a fantastic new period in The Cotswold Company’s operations. The long-term security of our business is guaranteed with the new lease, keeping our roots in the West of England but giving us the logistical footprint to provide beautiful, quality furniture to so many more customers.

“We knew how important the right legal advice was for an operational decision of this size – Melissa and her team provided a first-class service and supported us from start to finish. Birketts kept us informed and made sure we understood every step in the process, which provided exactly the reassurances we were looking for.”

Melissa Loucas, Partner in Birketts’ Commercial Property Team and Head of Retail, added: “Alan and The Cotswold Company have been fantastic to work with and we have no doubt this new distribution centre will give them the platform to meet their ambitious growth plans.”