News Goodwins Is Complete | 2 December 2013

Webb Gray are delighted to announce the completion of construction work on engineering company Goodwins brand new training facility. The mutli-million pound unit will open its doors within the coming weeks to hundreds of new apprentices. The centre has been designed to offer new apprentices the chance to learn the skills used by Goodwins in their products and offer the opportunity to accommodate up to 125 apprentices. The construction of the new facility marks a successful 12 months for Goodwins who with the backing of a government grant are able to improve the local economy with the opportunity of new jobs.

Ivy House Road was seen as the ideal site for construction of the new facility as it is the location of existing Goodwins factories whilst its excellent transport links and strategic location next to the A52 mean the site is easily accessible. The building is a two storey unit with a mixture of training school/ office rooms and warehouse whilst it also sees the construction of a radiographic pit. The office space sees a mixture of open plan and cellular rooms, whilst meeting rooms and ancillary/shower facilities have also been included.

Webb Gray have realized the industrial nature of the surrounding area and with that the relatively neutral palette of colors that are symbolic to the aspirations of modern business practice and used this in thedesign of the building. Kingspan cladding panels give the building a sharp and understated finish that Goodwins sought whilst the building does not impose on the canal or the set of flats that run opposite the site. The car park has seen the creation of 153 car parking spaces and a well designed service yard and system of entrance and exit in and out of the site will see the building have little negative impact on the existing infrastructure and movement of traffic around the site.