Plans for a new builder’s merchant on an industrial park could create 15 new jobs to meet growing demand to build projects such as a new nuclear plant on Anglesey.

Since the company’s foundation in 1990, Huws Gray has grown from a single outlet on Anglesey to over 50 branches across Wales, the Midlands, North West and Yorkshire, becoming the country’s largest independent company of its kind.

But the firm is now planning to expand further after submitting an application for a new outlet at Holyhead’s Parc Cybi estate, including a warehouse and sales floor area.

While the company already has an outlet in Holyhead, on Turkey Shore Road, they say that the new development will not affect its existing store and that the plans could create 15 new jobs in the town.

The design and access statement, accompanying the application, notes: “The proposal relates to the erection of a building to be used as a builder’s merchant and associated yard structures, loading areas, car parking and landscaping proposals.

“The current store at Holyhead is a one stop shop for all building and DIY materials. The existing store would remain and not be affected in any way by the proposed development at Parc Cybi.

“The proposed builders’ merchant store at Parc Cybi would be developed specifically to meet an increased demand for construction materials as result of major infrastructure projects on Anglesey including work at Wylfa Newydd.

“The proposed development would create 15 additional full-time jobs. This would be in addition to the eight existing jobs provided at Turkey Shore Road, the opening hours would be 07:30-17:00 on Monday to Friday and 08:00-12:00 on Saturdays.”

The company has grown significantly over the last few years with their most recent acquisition being the well-established Bradford-based merchants M J Moulson, now employing around 800 workers.

It’s expected that Anglesey Council planners will make a decision over the coming months.