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Home improvement retailers Lowe’s Canada has announced plans for a new distribution centre in Greater Calgary.

The facility will boost its Canadian distribution network and better cater to its in-store and online customers.

Located in High Plains Industrial Park, the 1,230,000ft2 facility will see a joint investment of more than $120m.

Lowe’s Canada supply chain senior vice-president Gregor Stuart said: “This new distribution centre will allow us to substantially enhance our distribution network capacity and serve our Lowe’s and RONA corporate stores and customers, as well as our RONA affiliated dealers, more efficiently throughout Western Canada.

“We are thrilled with this new venture. With the recent acquisition of our Boucherville distribution centre in Quebec, it is yet further evidence of Lowe’s Canada’s commitment to always better serving our Canadian customers.”

The retailer has reached an agreement with Calgary-based investment company Highfield Investment Group for the construction of the new location.

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Construction is expected to start this month; the company is planning to unveil it in the fall of 2021. 

The facility will not affect Lowe’s Canada’s existing distribution centre in Calgary. It will remain in operation.

Highfield Investment Group president Adrian Munro said: “High Plains Industrial Park is centre ice for corporate Canada’s western distribution centres and e-commerce fulfilment facilities due to its excellent transportation efficiencies, outstanding labour force, and compelling rent economics.

“We’re excited to be the developer of choice for the largest leased distribution centre in Western Canada.”