Work has commenced on a 4000 square metre extension to Broxburn based commercial refrigeration specialist Capital Cooling’s head office.
The £1.5m project will see the award winning business more than double the warehousing space available and also facilitate the creation of an all new research and development centre.
The ambitious expansion plans were sparked by the businesses continued market growth and a requirement to hold increased stock levels to satisfy the demand of their customers. At any given time Capital will hold in excess of £2m worth of stock for immediate dispatch around the UK and this new facility will greatly reduce dispatch times for clients.
Alister McLean, Capital Cooling MD, is very proud of the project; “This is a very exciting time for our business and signals the next step towards our goal of being the UK’s number one commercial refrigeration business. Once operational this facility will be one of, if not the very best in the UK and is the perfect statement of intent for where we want the business to head over the coming years.”
The all new Research & Development centre will enable the Capital team to reduce the development time required for new products and will be home to two environmental test chambers, photo studio and demonstration area.
In keeping with Capital’s green approach to business the new facility will utilise roof mounted solar panels for power and an advanced LED lighting system will be fitted throughout which will offer significant reductions in energy costs. The lighting within the existing office building has already been converted to LED lighting, a move that has instantly reaped rewards.
The design and build project is being managed by main contractor CM Steel Buildings, a local family business with more than 15 years’ experience in the industry. With the building scheduled for completion in September the facility will be fully operational in October.
From left to right: Chris McInnes from CM Steel Buildings, Alister McLean, Daniel McLean