Pepperells advises on Integra Buildings’ £3m expansion planPepperells
Pan-Humber law firm Pepperells advised Integra Buildings on the £1.6m purchase of six acres of industrial land near Paull, east of Hull.
Integra now plans a further £1.4m investment on the site as part of a capital investment programme aimed at increasing capacity to take advantage of major opportunities in the rapidly-growing modular building sector.
The location is adjacent to a 2.5-acre site already owned and operated by Integra Buildings. Pepperells’ chief executive, Ben Pepperell, led the commercial team which advised on the deal.
Ben Pepperell said: “Integra’s management team has been great to work with, they are one of the UK’s leading modular building manufacturers and the opportunity to take advantage of a growing and expanding market can now be realised.
“The new site will enable them to bring their manufacturing processes into a single location, it will secure a better future for the employees and is a welcome investment in the region.
“This demonstrates what everyone in the Humber knows; business is getting on with business irrespective of the many political and economic headwinds, investment for growth is happening right here in the Humber and Integra and its team are demonstrating that.”
Integra’s investment comes after the company outgrew its current facility in Burstwick, East Yorkshire, which it has occupied since 2000.
Integra Buildings’ managing director Gary Parker said: “We are ready to make this major investment to take the business to the next level. This will allow the physical expansion we need to enable our business to grow, so this is great news for the company, our staff, our customers and the local economy.
“This is the perfect time for us to develop more of the innovative manufacturing processes for which we are noted and strengthen our position as a leading player in the UK modular buildings market.”
The new development will include two modular building production facilities – more than 72,000 sq ft of manufacturing space within existing buildings on the Paull site will be created and, subject to planning permission, Integra Buildings will also build a new, two-storey modular office block.
The new 8,300 sq ft offices will showcase for the quality of materials and design available to Integra Buildings’ clients and include dedicated training areas, a business lounge and meeting rooms which will also be available for use by clients and suppliers.
Integra Buildings’ current manufacturing facilities at Paull are focused on production of highly durable and anti-vandal modular buildings used predominantly for welfare, canteen and toilet facilities on construction sites. The company’s range of modular buildings for permanent installation are currently manufactured at Burstwick.
The investment will enable all the company’s modular building production to be brought together in one place with all the new, state-of-the-art facilities fully operational by early 2018. The company has received an in-principle offer of funding from the Humber LEP’s Growing the Humber programme to facilitate the scheme.