New-build heavyside merchant

November 25th, 2007 by admin

HSBS Building

Trading from rented premises on an industrial estate. Both warehouse and yard were too small for an expanding Heavyside business. There was an opportunity to do a new-build on a green-field site.

Analyse current stock ranges and, through discussion with management, determine range additions and expansion. Use this to determine site, yard warehouse & trade counter needs.

Design the whole business the building footprint / location on the site – including a ‘drive through’ for covered loading of customer vehicles. Brief architect on the concept and work with him through planning to final detailed site layout. Defining traffic flow, parking, loading, un-loading, goods-in, space allocation and stock location for yard, warehouse and trade counter areas. Specify total yard, warehouse and trade counter racking requirement. Project manage the tender and eventual installation processes.


Within 2 years of beginning to trade from these new premises, the owners were contacted by one of the ’supermerchants’ who purchased the business, describing it as above. The Directors now spend a lot more time on the Golf Course!

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CSD Associates in a nutshell

We have 20+ years experience of designing, developing, improving storage, handling and display facilities for merchants and diy retailers. We work for the small, one-branch, independent merchants right up to the national groups and DIY 'sheds'. It doesn't matter if it's just improving a trade counter, sales area OR designing a timber store OR a complete greenfield 15 acre site, new-build flagship branch with a 15,000 M² showroom, trade counter, warehouse complex, that's what we do!