MC Truck and Bus Service Centre
Transport company, MC Truck and Bus operate eight service and repair centres for commercial vehicles across the South of England and has recently invested in the warehouse fit out and office refurbishment of various sites in Kent and Sussex. JBH has been at the centre of the company’s multiple property renovations and has completed the warehouse fit out of its Burgess Hill service and repair centre.
JBH has worked with MC Group on many occasions and it was a pleasure to be awarded the contract to carry out a warehouse fit out for the company’s new service and repair centre in West Sussex.
The Refurbishment Brief
MC Truck and Bus took occupancy of two commercial units. One unit was to be dedicated to the truck and bus mechanical department, complete with storage, large service bays, changing rooms and kitchen and the other was to be fitted out with a customer reception, offices, washrooms and a large kitchen.
The Service Bay Fit Out
JBH installed a large mezzanine floor system in the service bay area that wrapped halfway around the large warehouse. This was the basis for a substantial storage area, complete with racking for parts and equipment on the upper level.
Adjacent to the store, still on the first-floor level, JBH partitioned a changing room and a kitchen that would act as the ideal breakout zone for the service bay staff.
In the kitchen, JBH fitted white gloss units and grey worktop, which wrapped further around the room to create a breakfast bar, complete with stools. For ease of cleaning the walls were finished with white hygienic cladding and cap and cove flooring.
The Office Fit Out
On the ground floor, below the store, JBH created a meeting room and a dedicated open plan office area for the service department, which lead to the reception area. Furthermore, two additional executive offices were built – one with a single desk and meeting table, the other with two work stations.
The office fit out involved:
- Fitting solid wall partitions with integrated windows to give a clear view of the service centre
- The wall into the second unit was knocked through to create a clear path from the office to the customer reception desk
- Office air conditioning was installed throughout to provide comfort heating and cooling
- A suspended ceiling was fitted to disguise the unsightly cabling and air conditioning pipework
- Flush LED light panels were installed into the suspended ceiling for a sleek finish
- The walls were painted white throughout
- A hard-wearing vinyl floor was fitted
- Trunking was fitting to the walls to hide the electrical and data cabling and provide socket points for the eight work stations
- JBH supplied the office furniture throughout
The Reception Refurbishment
The open plan office lead to a dedicated reception desk on a lower level, where customers could be greeted in a professional setting when arriving for a service or repair. A small stair case was fitted between the reception desk and office area, which was finished with a glass balustrade and chrome finish rail.
The reception desk was bespoke-built to fit the space and provide pigeon hole style storage underneath the worktop. The desk fascia was finished with a beech effect panel that replicated the style of the office furniture and tie the office design together.
Throughout the reception area was painted in white and the vinyl flooring followed through from the office areas.
The Kitchen Fit Out
In addition to the kitchen for the service centre, JBH installed a larger kitchen for all staff, with space for two tables, chairs and a sofa. The kitchen units were white gloss with a contrasting grey worktop. White hygienic cladding was affixed to the walls to provide a splash back to the kitchen sink and work tops.
The Washroom Refurbishment
The original washrooms were in a poor state and required a full strip out to make way for a fresh new disabled toilet. JBH removed all the original sanitary-ware, flooring and tiles.
Minor plumbing alterations were made to make way for all-new disabled sanitary-ware, vanity unit and separate sink for disabled access.
The window was replaced, and the walls were partially finished in sleek grey hygienic cladding.
The Result of The Warehouse Fit Out West Sussex
The warehouse fit out West Sussex took place in two stages and was completed in its entirety within a 14 weeks programme.
Multi-Site Office Fit Out, Refurbishment and Maintenance Services
JBH Refurbishments can support the refurbishment and fit out plans for large organisations, like MC Group, that occupy numerous commercial premises. For companies that require regular maintenance, check out our commercial maintenance services. We can create a maintenance schedule that suits you and your business.
With 25-years’ experience and an excellent team or onsite operatives and projects managers, we can comfortable and efficiently manage your commercial refurbishment and fit out plan. Our service covers the whole of the South East, including London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.