16th June 2020
Britcom’s latest expansion plans incorporating a new 6 bay workshop are starting to take shape with the steel framework now being erected, at their 14 acre site in Market Weighton, East Yorkshire.
Due to the continued expansion of our successful vehicle engineering department, work commenced on the new workshop back in January of this year. The project was put on hold for 7 weeks across March and April with the Covid-19 lockdown, but work recommenced when the site reopened on 11th May and this week marks a major milestone in the build with the erection of the steel framework.
The investment of over £1m will take our capacity up to 20 workshop bays and will incorporate a 10 ton overhead crane, ATF approved inspection pit & brake roller. Joint MD, Chris Urwin, stated “Britcom has always taken a long-term view of the business climate and whilst the current pandemic will certainly bring challenging times, we firmly believe in the opportunities we have to grow the chassis engineering and truck bodybuilding operation”.
Our contractor, Geo Houlton & Sons of Hull joined us to mark this milestone and pictured are left to right Chris Urwin - Joint MD of Britcom with the Houlton’s team of Paul Gibson - Commercial Director, Antony Dixon – Site Manager & Mike Johnson – Operations Director.
The completion of the workshop is anticipated for August 2020.