A £1.15 million commercial vehicle workshop has been completed in Clwyd.
Road Range Deeside is a brand new auto repair facility that has been constructed on Deeside Industrial Park to provide new premises for Mercedes-Benz dealership, Road Range Ltd. The facility is a two-storey building that comprises ground and first floor office space along with five commercial vehicle repair bays complete with service pits.
Prior to construction of the new facility, Road Range Ltd leased a similar unit on the industrial park. However, once this unit was no longer able to accommodate the company’s working practices the move to a new and improved facility was a necessity. Road Range Ltd’s former home will now be refurbished before it is leased to a new tenant.
Work began on the project in October 2011 and was completed in April 2012. Williams Build & Design Ltd was the main contractor for the project, whilst Maybin Architectural Design Ltd was the architect. Funding for the project was provided by The Robert Smith Group Executive Directors Pension Fund.
Williams Build & Design Ltd Managing Director, Jeff Williams, said:
“Work progressed well and we even managed to complete the job a month ahead of schedule, which is something we were very proud of. The early completion was down to an efficient working practice, a lot of combined hard work, team ethics from us and the client and a little help from some good weather conditions – which allowed us to make great progress with our programme of works.
“The only problem that we did encounter involved the inclusion of a surface water retention system requiring Flintshire C.C approval, which did cause us a few issues. However we eventually managed to resolve the situation and once this was rectified the rest of the project ran smoothly.”
The new facility was constructed using a steel framed portal with insulated composite metal clad walls and roofing, aluminium thermal windows and insulated doors. The building covers 13,000 sq ft, with 3,000 sq ft of the building dedicated to office space.
In addition to the creation of the new yard and connected roadways around the perimeter of the facility, a car park was also constructed and some minor landscaping work took place.
Jeff Williams added:
“We are very proud of this project and we’re really pleased to be associated with a prestigious name like Road Range Ltd, and it was a pleasure working with The Robert Smith Group team. This new facility provides Road Range Ltd with improved premises and we hope they are just as pleased as we are with the finished work.
“With work now complete on this facility, we’re hoping to develop future projects with the Robert Smith Group and we hope to build on our success.”