A Sussex based and internationally renown historic racing car restoration company required a substantial upgrade and increase to their workshop and office space. With no room available at their existing premises, which were in any event too small, restricted and only available on a short term lease, Build Consultants Ltd were commissioned to acquire a suitable freehold site and to oversee the design/build project associated with the increased size.
Finding the right location within ten miles of the existing premises, then taking on the challenge of negotiating the freehold terms, conveyance issues, the Environment Agency drainage design requirements and the local Planning Authority change of use conditions, Build Consultants completed the turnkey project within 12 months and on budget.To open the workshop for new production to commence at a lull in the historic car racing season, represented a challenge for the whole team.
The stock of buildings acquired were refurbished to ‘Formula One’ standard of finish including such features as ceramic tiled floors, acoustically insulated engine test facilities and fully air conditioned workshops with extensive services provision and dedicated filtration/ventilation systems. Mezzanined and enclosed specialist workshops and welfare facilities were galleried above the main workshop to cultivate a team building atmosphere where quality could be number one.
All this technology secluded on a secure landscaped site masked in the Sussex Woodland.