ELLIOTTS Builders Merchant is stocking more than just building materials at its Southampton branch after launching the Brick Yard Cafe.

“We hope to make the lives of Southampton builders easier by offering to feed them for the day ahead while we process their order and load their vehicles”, says Richard Sheath, Southampton branch manager.

The cafe is based opposite the entrance to the Elliotts Southampton branch at Millbank Wharf in Northam.

It forms part of a newly-constructed landscaping display that showcases a variety of products available to buy from the branch, along with outdoor seating for cafe customers.

Family-run catering company Charbills will be managing the cafe which will be showcasing some of the best of local produce.

Customers who spend £20 or more in branch will get a free food voucher to redeem at the cafe.