FBX Solutions provides relocation for South East-based client
A company that provides facilities change management is on course to deliver a full relocation project for an engineering firm that design and build products for the defence and security sectors.
FBX Solutions provides a unique service to help small-medium sized businesses in the manufacturing and logistics industries get the maximum value out of their facilities, whether through relocation or optimizing their current facility.
The client’s business was founded more than 50 years ago and, due to increased demand, they had outgrown their current base in Broadstairs, Kent.
After being initially appointed in 2015 to assist with the upgrade and management of the clients Quality and Health & Safety systems, FBX were asked to project manage the construction of their exciting new 45,000 sq ft manufacturing facility at Discovery Park in Sandwich – one of the UK’s leading business parks for science and technology businesses.
Frank Blahuta, Managing Director of the Blackburn-based FBX Solutions, explained that it was a sizeable task. He said: “The client had a facility that was 27,000 sq ft spread over six sites which we found to be inefficient. So, we measured everything they had, from office space to commercial space, and broke it down into bite-sized pieces.
“We then had a look at a number of existing locations and developed a fully-costed business case, but after careful consideration, the decision was taken to design and build a brand-new purpose-built facility. We found the perfect site at Discovery Park as it is only 15 minutes from the original site.
“We managed the design of the facility, supported negotiations with the landlord and worked with the contractors on everything from square-footage to the complete fit-out. We have recently overseen and accepted the Category A construction and the Category B construction fit-out will be finished in January/February next year.”