Last summer at Alco, we began work on our Headquarters at Gooder Lane. A year since, and we have completed moving into our new facility. The project on the whole has most certainly been a journey for all of us at Alco, with each phase of the construction process posing different challenges. However, the end result has proved to be worthy of every challenge.
Our new Headquarters has brought together the machine shop, production and the management team all into one unit, which were previously based in three different locations. The new Headquarters consists of a front office with a seating capacity of 70-80 people, a machine shop with state of the art machinery for production and a spacious shop floor which is installed with fully functional test bays, work stations and other staff amenities.
Radcliffe Constructions took up the project early last year and since have worked to make sure every piece of work was completed to perfection. This facility is a result of the hard work and dedication of various companies, contractors and subcontractors, who have provided their remarkable service during various stages of construction.
Paul Radcliffe, Director of Radcliffe Constructions said, “It’s been a pleasure to work with James Stangroom (Company Support Director at Alco Valves) for the past year. Our on-site Manager Lee Quarmby has connected with the client well and has managed all the subcontractors and the job as a whole has been delivered in a fantastic way. Alco has been a great client to work with, James has been very accommodating and has made sure everything we needed was delivered.”
Sam Crossley, Managing director at Alco, commented “Brilliant work delivered by our contractors. 2017 is off to a great start, Alco Valves Group are starting the New Year in the new building. It is fantastic to finally have the whole of the UK operations under one roof and to drive forward with our ambitious growth plans”
A brand new Headquarter has definitely given us a head start into New Year 2017. We at Alco are immensely proud of our new facility and would like to extend our gratitude to Graco, our parent company for their continued support and all the others who have contributed in big and small ways towards the completion of this project.