The last 12 months have seen the WJ team at Hull grow markedly as the business develops and this clearly has an impact on space and office resources. The result? A significant office expansion that sees new meeting rooms, space for a further seven desks and ultimately, a new reception area for the head office site.
The project got underway in March and a huge amount in-house skill and effort has been drawn on, outside office hours, to complete the building and its internal specifications. A single storey, modular construction, with potential for further expansion in the future, timber cladding seemed like the obvious choice for the exterior; aesthetically pleasing whilst showcasing our timber treatment capabilities. Preservative treated to Use Class 3, the cladding lengths were subsequently coated with a walnut coloured stain using our vacuum coating line.
Internally, our skilled metalworkers designed and manufactured all the metal frames required for the furniture, whilst we used in-house skills for both electrical work and decorating.
Phase two of the build is to create a new entrance to the offices and a brand new reception area to welcome visitors. You might imagine that DeckWright anti-slip decking will be used on the area around the entrance.
The team is delighted with the new facilities, which have also been equipped with LCD screens that automatically update with the latest in-house KPIs for sales, production and other activities on a daily basis, keeping everyone focused on the task in hand.
Other recent investment on the Hull site includes a new lighting system throughout the factory, which notably enhances the working environment and the installation of a brand new IT system across the business.
Comments Mark Eggleston, WJ Group MD: “As a business, we’re continuing to grow in all areas and that brings further challenges to address such as facilities and systems. We’re working very hard to maintain excellent levels of service and communication with our customers as we develop and this recent phase of investment will ensure that we are fully equipped to do so.”