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Fit Out & Refurbishment – The Maltsters, Burton on Trent

Fit Out & Refurbishment – The Maltsters, Burton on Trent

Storage Concepts was delighted to be contracted by Odin Estates and Hillarys Developments to provide fit out and refurbishment works within a Grade II listed Malsters Building in Burton on Trent.  The original contract works commenced in 2007 and involved the installation of a two storey stairwell core with feature staircase and 8 person passenger lift together with full speculative interior fit out of ground, first and second floor offices.  Storage Concepts carried out a full turnkey installation package providing plasterboard partitioning, dry lining, new windows and doors, staircases, lift and all structural elements.

These offices were subsequently used as a showroom for the project and at time of writing in November 2011 over 6,415m² /  69,025ft² of offices have now been let to various tenants, the largest single let being to Bombardier Transportation who took 1,830m² /  19,690ft² on the second floor of the Maltsters Building.  Storage Concepts were able to secure the fit out project works from both the developer and occupier resulting in a contract of circa 1 million pounds.  For the developer fit out works mirrored those completed in other areas of the building including shot blasting of timbers, supply and installation of new stairwell cores and all dry lining partitioning, electrics, plumbing and floor finishing to provide the shell build specification.

Office area, furniture supplied by Storage Concepts

Storage Concepts were then retained by Bombardier Transportation to carry out the interior fit out requirements for their own occupation including plasterboard partitioning, suspended ceilings and air conditioning.  Storage Concepts were also retained to provide specialist AV equipment for meeting and boardroom areas and following a separate tender process also secured the contract to provide all the office furniture including desking, seating and storage.   A separate contract was also placed for the installation of mobile racking for archive storage and this included the need for strengthening the existing Maltsters floor to allow the dynamic loads imposed by the rolling racking system installed within the second floor facility.

Storage Concepts were able to provide a turnkey package installation over an accelerated 14 week installation period.  A time lapse camera was used from start to finish of the contract enabling the client to keep up with on site progress from afar and also serve as a useful visual record of the installation.



Stewart Kidston of Bombardier Transportation worked closely with Storage Concepts throughout the construction phase and offered the following comment on completion.  “It has been a pleasure to work with Storage Concepts and particularly their Director for the contract Colin Whittingham, we have been able to work very closely together in all aspects of the installation to ensure that the final finish product meets the needs of our growing business and everyone involved is delighted with the final result”.

Office partitioning

Storage Concepts continued to work with Odin Estates developing additional space within the Malsters Building which now includes amongst its occupiers East Staffordshire Borough Council and their recently relocated planning, building control and senior management facilities.  Colin Whttingham of Storage Concepts comments “this has been the most exciting building I have been involved with in the last 20 years bringing a Grade II listed building back into commercial use has been an exciting challenge and the aesthetics provided by the newly refurbished office areas for the new tenants is exceptional”.

At time of writing further development space is available within the Malsters Building for further information contact either Colin Whttingham of Storage Concepts or Paul Rushden of Rushden Hickman, commercial agents acting on behalf of  the developer on 01283 517747, Rushden Hickman Ltd, 186 Horninglow Street, Anson Court, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire DE14 1NG.

Further project images are below.

Shelving and storage solutions

Reception area

Office staircase

 

Further client testimonials – January 2012

Mezzanine floors, Conference furniture, Distribution centre,

On behalf of our company I write to record our thanks to yourself and your team at Storage Concepts for the outstanding service provided in fulfilling the contract for various furnishings and equipment for the new conference centre, offices, meeting rooms and reception.

The contract for furnishing the centre was quite a challenge and we were particularly impressed by the positive attitude applied in meeting the shortest possible deadlines, sourcing exactly our requirements from both the UK and Europe, managing the contract from inception to completion and applying the same detailed attention to after-sales service.

Storage Concepts far exceeded our expectation in quality, service and professionalism, within budget and on time.  Without hesitation we would recommend Storage Concepts to any future potential client.

Project Type:  Conference Rooms & Centres

Location:          Staffordshire

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During the 12 months since our new purpose built Distribution Centre was completed, with all the extra responsibilities with regard to the building, staffing, etc. it was tremendously gratifying to know that all of our furniture and warehouse requirements could be forgotten.

We  were fortunate enough to have engaged the services of yourself and Storage Concepts to cover most requirements in both the Office and Warehouse.

From the outset we have received exemplary service from all associated with Storage Concepts and have been quietly impressed by your way of doing business.

We consider ourselves to be a high quality service-driven industry and rate your company to be on a similar level.

It was and is a pleasure to be associated with you and we look forward to our continued association in the future.

Project Type:  Large Distribution Centre

Location:          Northamptonshire

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Everyone seems very pleased with the mezzanine floor you install at in the new unit.

Given the short notice by the department involved I was delighted to have the work completed to schedule.

Paul reported back on your meeting and I would like to thank you and your team for responding so quickly to the points we raised throughout the project.

I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Project Type:  Mezzainie Flooring

Location:          Milton Keynes

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Client Testimonial – Warehouse and Commercial Office Refit

 Client Testimonial – Warehouse and Commercial Office Refit

I am pleased to confirm that we have worked with Storage Concepts on various fit out projects for both warehouse and commercial offices over the last s eight years and have always found Storage Concepts staff to be professional, efficient and willing to assist in whatever way that they can.

I am also pleased to confirm that all the projects completed for us have been within budget and completed on time and that we would have no hesitation in recommending you to other parties for products and services which you offer.

I look forward to our continuing business relationship in the coming years both on current and future projects.

 

Project Management / Development

Leicestershire, December 2011

Client Testimonial – Office & Warehouse Refurbishment

Client Testimonial – Office & Warehouse Refurbishment

We have worked with Storage Concepts on numerous occasions over the past few years to provide an extension and enhancement of our warehousing and office based facilities in Rutland.

We have always found that both you and your staff provide a comprehensive, pro-active, professional and friendly service.  In particular the upfront CAD design and project management resource has been particularly beneficial.

The standard of materials and workmanship has always been excellent, as had the health and safety practices which are so necessary with this type of work.  All projects have been completed within budget and on time.

It is with this experience in mind that I have no hesitation in recommending Storage Concepts services to others.

 

Warehouse & Office Refit Project

Rutland, December 2011

Further Images from Head Office Refit

Further Images from Head Office Refit

Here are some further images from the recent work completed at ARCA (Asbestos Removal Contractors Association) in Burton on Trent.

Full project details regarding the full office refit can be found here.

All work was undertaken by Storage Concepts in 2011.

New desks and office chairs

Office Furniture

Office Staircase.

 

New Head Office for ARCA

Head Office Refit

ARCA external before

Storage Concept’s Interior Concepts Division has recently completed the full fit out of new Head Office facilities for ARCA (Asbestos Removal Contractors Association) in Burton on Trent.

Storage Concepts was able to secure the contract against stiff competition by providing value engineered solutions enabling the previously over budget fit out tender to be re-designed, the amended specifications allowing value engineering and a in budget final design and cost.

One of the key elements to this redesign was altering the previously architects specified beam and block first floor to a Storage Concepts independent steel mezzanine floor.  This together with other value engineered redesigns on the interior fit out enabled the project to proceed within the client’s budget.

Storage Concepts completed a turnkey package installation turning the 750m² / 8070ft² single storey industrial unit into a combined office training and practical workshop facility.

The existing industrial unit was sub divided with a 1 hour jumbo stud wall with one side providing practical workshop facilities and one side providing a two tier training and office facility.  Storage Concepts installed an independent steel mezzanine floor with 1 hour fire rating and with the provision of plasterboard partitions to ground and first floor to form executive offices, meeting rooms, training suites, toilets, tea prep and rest area facilities.  A feature staircase was installed and a disabled platform lift and new windows were installed a ground and first floor level.  Finally all of the mechanical and electrical installations were also undertaken by Storage Concepts Interior Concepts Division including full electrical installation, data and telecom and the installation of mechanically fed fresh air ventilation and full heating and cooling air conditioning systems.

Office Furniture

Once the shell build was completed Storage Concepts then completed the installation of floor finishes and office furniture, seating and storage providing a full turnkey package installation from empty building to a fully fitted facility.

ARCA external after

Upon completion of the project works Steve Sadley Chief Executive at ARCA comments “we are delighted with our new facility, the layout and design provided by Colin of Storage Concepts has proved to be perfect for our requirements and our staff are now enjoying the benefits of an excellent new working environment.   Without the assistance of Storage Concepts and their ability to value engineer the original design the project as a whole was in jeopardy.  It has been a pleasure to work with Storage Concepts through the construction phase to completion and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to other companies for installations of this type”.

For further details contact Storage Concepts here or on 01664 410414.

Storage Concepts – making Space Work for You.

 

Client Testimonial – Mezzanine Flooring

Client Testimonial -  Mezzanine Flooring and Partitioning

Further to our discussions once again my thanks for your assistance in the completion of the recent mezzanine floor and steel partitioned offices.

Despite the tight time frame and difficult position of the new installation you and your staff provided high quality materials coupled with excellent project management to ensure that the works were completed to our full satisfaction, including:

  • Double skin steel partitioning
  • Air conditioning & ventilation
  • Commercial & Office interior fit outs
  • Mezzanine flooring and racking

I am pleased to recommend your services to other companies who may be considering your company for project works of this type.

 

Automotive Company – Full turnkey refurbishment project

Derbyshire, November 2011

A recent warehouse refit project

High bay pallet racking with mesh shelves

Storage Concepts based in Melton Mowbray recently completed a major warehouse refit project for a leading agricultural machinery manufacturer based in Nottinghamshire.  The full warehouse refit project consisted of dismantling all of their low level 4m high pallet racking and reinstalling higher 6m pallet racking with extra beam levels to create extra pallet spaces.

The work was completed in four different stages which allowed the customer to continue their day picking and distribution and created an extra 2000 pallet positions.  Each pair of beams was decked with mesh panels to save any spillage from the pallets, they also supplied widespan shelving systems in a variety of different  widths and depths 6m high to create archive storage shelving.

An existing mezzanine floor was extended and then a powered belt conveyor was installed to take tote boxes from the ground level to the mezzanine level  which in the past had been done manually which again saved the customer precious time and created better productivity for them to handle their increased product picking.

There was also an existing run of cantilever racking and the cantilever arms were decked with 18mm chipboard to store long items but this was proving unsatisfactory so Storage Concepts re-decked the levels with 38mm thick particle board and put strengthening braces in between the arms to offer safer and stronger shelving positions.

Please contact us here at Storage Concepts at any time to arrange a visit to your premises at which point we can arrange to have drawn up detailed drawings and specifications to utilise your space better.

 

Storage Concepts – Making Space Work Harder for You.