The Wing Yip Centre on Nechells Park Road in Birmingham is being redeveloped in order to keep up with the growing demands of the business.
Wing Yip are importers and distributors of genuine Chinese and Pan-Asian produce. They are the UK’s leading Chinese and Oriental suppliers and supply to most of the Chinese restaurants and takeaways throughout the country. With over 40 years’ experience in the business, Wing Yip’s Head Office in Birmingham is now ready to expand.
Work started on the site in February 2012, with A&H Construction and Developments PLC as the main contractor. The main cash and carry will remain open throughout the project, which is scheduled for completion in October 2012.
David Futter Associates Ltd are the architects, consulting engineers and quantity surveyors on the project. They enjoy a longstanding relationship with Wing Yip and have worked with them on both new and refurbishment projects since 1986.
The £5 million project will include alterations, extensions and façade improvements to the existing cash and carry store, along with the erection of a new 3,000 sq m warehouse with ancillary offices on adjacent land.
The cash and carry building has had several uses over the years, including a Marks & Spencer distribution warehouse and a GKN Nut & Bolt factory. The Wing Yip Centre currently includes a cash and carry supermarket, financial and professional services, restaurants, cafés and an office.
The buildings are steel-framed and the façade is made up of facing brick plinths with either insulated flat panel cladding or profiled cladding above. The curved and featured tiled roofs punctuate parts of the building, whilst the curved roof of the new warehouse is composed of insulated profiled metal sheeting. The roof tiles have been made by Santoft and feature warped horns, finials and ball caps, and collared ridge tiles.
The interior features include suspended ceilings in the small goods cash and carry area, along with Polyflor finishes and new lighting. The bulk goods area will have resin floors and specialist low key light fittings, whilst all of the buildings will incorporate security and fire protection, CCTV, secure access and alarm lockdown.
Landscaping will include the planting of three trees, and the creation of car parking spaces.
Wing Yip are proud of their heritage, as reflected in the design and quality of the build.