Fourteen fire engines and 70 firefighters, from 17 separate crews, were required on scene after a major fire broke out at this industrial estate in Kendal.
This was reported as the largest fire in the area in years, with surrounding properties needing to be evacuated. Several businesses on the estate were affected by the fire, with Furmanite suffering the most damage.
Three units were caught in the blaze. One unit was so badly damaged that it’s third floor collapsed onto the second and required demolition. BuildzoneUK were awarded the contract to restore the units and get Furmanite back in business as soon as possible.
Our work began with slab repairs with specialist resin finishes, before commencing what was essentially a new build project. Following the new structural steel frame installation, composite cladding, windows, doors, and roller shutters were all fitted, completing the exterior of the building.
Internally, the layout of the unit consisted of storage/workshop areas on the ground floor and office spaces on the first floor. A Metsec floor was installed to form the first floor and bespoke partition walls were installed to create the separate offices. These walls consisted of foldable and moveable partitions, meaning that spaces could change layout to the client’s requirements.
BuildzoneUK carried out a complete fit out to the office areas including a full M&E design and installation. Our team worked proactively, ensuring the project was completed safely, within the timeframe whilst adhering to the clients needs.