Based in Northern Ireland, Kukoon Rugs is now looking to expand in the UK and has opened a new base in south Liverpool where it will be creating 50 jobs. Tony McDonough reports
Online retailer Kukoon Rugs is creating 50 new jobs at a new distribution base in south Liverpool.
Northern Ireland-based Kukoon, which has existing facilities in Belfast and Newry, has taken a lease on 47,462 sq ft of space at 47 Hurricane Court in Speke. The unit was built speculatively by BMO on Estuary Business Park.
Kukoon specialises in the supply of rugs of all kinds. Its relocation was facilitated by grant funding with the help of the the Business and Economic Support Team at Liverpool City Council. This move will allow the firm to grow its business in the UK.
It was advised by property consultancy LM6 whose director Phil Morley said: “Occupiers looking to relocate are finding it increasingly difficult to secure suitable new facilities and we were delighted to work with Kukoon to source, select, negotiate and assist in fit out of the unit.
“The acquisition builds on their existing facilities in Belfast and Newry in offering a platform for growth. Kukoon will create 25 new jobs as a direct result of their relocation and expect to double this number by the end of the calendar year.
“The letting also facilitates development of the final phase of the scheme with an additional 52,000 sq ft warehouse facility expected to be delivered in 2022.’’
Knight Frank, Cushman and Wakefield and B8 acted for BMO and Kukoon Rugs were represented by LM6.