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Filplastic help swap motors for building materials

Filplastic has helped swap luxury cars for building materials at a commercial development in Bradford.
They were appointed by Joseph Parr Group to convert a car showroom into a trade depot and warehouse complex on Manchester Road in the city.

Joseph Parr bought the site from Pendragon in September last year, which housed the car dealership’s luxury brand, Stratstone.

Filplastic, headquartered at Eastrington near Howden, was appointed to supply baskets, shelving and racking, and to fit out the 17,000sqft showroom as a shop and trade counter.

The company also supplied timber racking for the warehouse, which had previously been used as a service centre to repair and maintain cars.

Filplastic won the contract in a tender against two competitor companies.

Gary Winter, Filplastic business development manager, said: “This was one of the more unusual projects we have been involved in.

“When we first saw the site it was clear it had been a car showroom and was very modern in design, which is not the something you think of when you think builders’ merchant.

“In fact the service area still contained equipment for working on cars, which needed moving.

“But we worked closely with Joseph Parr who had a very clear vision of what they wanted to achieve.

“They had done a lot of the design work so that made the fit outs and installation much easier for us, although the warehouse presented some interesting challenges.

“Starting out with such a modern building meant that the final effect was always going to be different to your average builders’ merchant.

“It looks fantastic and we are really pleased to have been involved with the project.”

Michael Beaumont, manager of the Manchester Road branch, said: “We appointed Filplastic for a number of factors: product quality, price, but also expertise.

“We needed a partner that would help us get the branch right in terms of practicality, use of space and ease of use for our customers and our staff, while also looking really good. We knew what we wanted to do, Filplastic helped us turn that into reality.

“Now up and running, the branch looks fantastic and we’ve had some fantastic feedback from our trade and retail customers.”

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