Phase One of a project to provide Ripon Farm Services Ltd with new and improved facilities has reached completion.
The first phase – which reached completion in June 2013 – is part of a three-phased scheme to construct a new showroom, workshop, parts department, and storage offices in Ripon, North Yorkshire. Phase One comprised the erection of the workshop, which includes wash and valet bay facilities.
Local building contractors HACS Construction were the main contractor on Phase One of the project, whilst Peter Knowles & Associates Ltd is providing architectural services across the entire three-phase scheme.
Peter Knowles & Associates Ltd Director, Peter Knowles, said:
“The existing workshop was far too small and didn’t have the height required for continued operations. The decision was made to upgrade and improve facilities and so far we have completed the first phase without any major problems. We did have to pile the site, due to the discovery of gypsum and some peat underneath the existing slabs, but we overcame this challenge and everything continued smoothly on the phase.”
Describing the approach to the project, Peter added:
“As the work is being conducted on an existing site we are working around it a little bit like a chessboard, demolishing one building at a time before we move on to the next building.”
Work began on Phase One in September 2012. The new detached building was constructed using facing brickwork and insulated metal sheet to the roof and walls.
The project includes hard landscaping, whilst a new access route has been installed along the front of the site.
Commenting on the project, Peter said:
“This project is very important for Ripon Farm Services Ltd and it is great for us to be a part of this scheme.”
Established in 1982, Ripon Farm Services Ltd represents leading manufacturers of agricultural, construction and ground care machinery and equipment. Ripon Farm Services Ltd has a vast array of manufacturers, including the likes of Honda, Yamaha, Stihl and John Deere, and strives to provide high quality products with exceptional customer care.
Ripon Farm Services Ltd has seven depots, selling new and used machinery and equipment, whilst Ripon Land Rover, which is also part of the group, stocks new and pre-owned vehicles from their dealership at Hutton Bank, on the outskirts of Ripon. The company continues to develop its services, maintaining its established and well respected reputation within the industry.
For more information about Ripon Farm Services Ltd, please visit: www.riponfarmservices.com.