National supplier of loft hatches and access panels Access Building Products is has just completed the renovation of a 40,000 sq ft former World War II hangar.
The new premises started life as a Bellman Hangar and was used during the second world war for storage of heavy bombers when the industrial estate was known as RAF Marston Moor in North Yorkshire. Between 1942 and 1945 the base was used for training of aircrew. Probably the most famous former student being Clark Gable.
Largely untouched since the end of the war the unit has benefitted from being completely re-clad and modernised and provides the business, which is celebrating its 10th year of trading with much needed space for expansion.
MD Bob Elderton said: “This is an exciting time for the company and we have tailored the premises to our own specification and design. Purchasing our own property is something that I have always wanted to do and we plan on making this our home for the foreseeable future. It’s very satisfying to be able to breathe new life into such a historic building. Being only eight minutes from the A1(M) the new warehouse is in a brilliant location and it will allow us to double the amount of stock we’re able to hold, which will help support our ambitious growth plans. In addition, we will be advancing the work environment and leisure facilities for the staff, to a standard that will be second to none”