Dawsongroup has invested in a new regional super hub for the South West in Avonmouth. The site covers just over six acres and includes purpose-built offices, a bespoke vehicle workshop and open storage areas for trucks, trailers, sweepers, vans and temperature controlled solutions assets. The new site brings together four Dawsongroup businesses that previously operated from three separate leasehold locations all within a 10-mile radius of one another, thereby creating a regional hub for all those businesses in one location.
The site has been developed throughout 2020 and is now open for business. Discussing the challenges of launching during a pandemic, Freya Dawson, Group Property Director commented: “The build programme started the same week we went into the first national lockdown! I presumed that everyone would be told to down tools and retreat. However, remarkably, this was not the case. The construction industry has continued throughout this last year and the only major delays we encountered were in relation to obtaining certain materials and the lack of manpower on site at times, due to social distancing measures.”
She goes on to say: “Our conscious investment into Avonmouth provides a gateway for businesses in the South West and the surrounding areas, and will support the growing network of Dawsongroup customers in the region. Realising the concept of the group’s first supersite shows how far we’ve come and hopefully sets a precedent for what is yet to come.”
In its 86-year history, Dawsongroup has proudly supported a variety of businesses in the South West and, during these unprecedented times, those businesses have seen how having access to the group’s services can be hugely beneficial in helping them adapt.
Dawsongroup, like all businesses, has faced significant challenges due to the effects of the global pandemic and the financial uncertainty it brings. In spite of this, the group has continued to show its commitment to increasing customer support during these challenging times.
During the pandemic, the group has supported the boom in digital retail and the increased demand on supermarkets. It has created temporary laboratories to support blood plasma research in the treatment of Covid and provided temperature controlled temporary buildings for the storage of the vaccine. Because the group’s solutions are based on a serviced rental/lease model, it has been able to give businesses the flexibility to respond quickly whilst minimising cost.