Britcon Assists Transition for Haulage Firm

By Wakefield Bondholders 10th October 2016

Britcon has been appointed by Shipley Transport Services to deliver a new £1 million extension to its 6 acre Bradford headquarters at Junction 26 of the M62. The project includes a 9,956 sq ft warehouse addition and a bespoke new DVSA standard, 4,380 sq ft workshop facility.Established in 1980, Shipley Transport Services is a well-respected, family owned road haulier with a reputation across the UK and Europe for reliability and flexible services. The company specialise in full loads, part loads and pallets and can provide Moffett Mounty and tail lift deliveries. This has allowed Shipley to diversify into special events, exhibitions and shop refits with special deliveries to The Olympic Stadium, Wembley, The Emirates Stadium and Canary Wharf as well as music festivals in Brussels, Paris, Berlin and Prague and goods to refit shops for Marks and Spencer.

The company is also a member of the UPN pallet system which means that it can transport pallets to any part of the UK overnight. It has a mixed fleet of over 50 vehicles and 100 trailers and employs in excess of 80 people. The fleet in the main is Volvo & Mercedes along with some Daf and Iveco trucks.

Managing Director David Clarke said, “As we progress steady expansion we are committed to a continued investment in a modern fleet and modern warehouse facilities. We also needed high standard, below ground inspection pits so that we could facilitate our own vehicle safety inspections and servicing in house for maximum efficiency.

“Britcon has demonstrated immense experience in the transport industry, particularly through its specialist work with DVSA, and as such we were able to replicate the high standard for our own needs.”

Building and civil engineering specialist Britcon will complete structural works for the warehouse and workshop as well as concrete to the yards with drainage and other groundworks.

Britcon’s sister company, Britcon Engineering Services is also providing bespoke steelwork for the project.

Britcon has a wealth of experience in the roads and transport industry. It has an ongoing partnership with DVSA to deliver its programme of new and extended inspection facilities in the UK. It has also completed a number of part and ride facilities as well as highway extensions working closely with local authorities.