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Fast and Not Furious

Faced with a rising order intake, Salts Healthcare, decided to opt for a quicker way to increase its manufacturing area with minimal disruption.

The specialist personal health care product provider has been trading since 1701 but feared that a conventional build would cause long term disruption to their business.

It approached Smart Space, a specialist in fast-track and sustainable permanent buildings because it could provide additional manufacturing space at a fraction of the cost and construction time required for a traditional build.

The new building adds a 3,500sqft open plan manufacturing area in a single storey extension. At a cost, excluding foundations and fitting out, of £80,000 or £250 per square metre, total construction time on site after completion of the foundation slab was one month.

“The additional space in the new building has allowed me to streamline manufacturing, bringing in new equipment and improving the production layout in the main building to speed productivity,” explained Lee Tretheway, Operations Manager. “A bonus is that in addition to the new extension, about 1,500sqft of space in the main factory has been freed up to create even more scope for expansion.”

Picture: Salts Healthcare chose a fast track option to increase its manufacturing capacity which it got from Smart Space.

Article written by Mike Gannon

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