Offsite Solutions has announced a £5m investment programme to meet increasing demand for modular bathroom pods.
Offsite Solutions, a leading UK bathroom pod manufacturer, has announced a £5m investment programme to expand its production facilities in Somerset to meet the growing demand for its factory-built bathrooms. It is the biggest expansion programme in the history of the company.
The first phase has now been completed – a new 45,000sqft production facility at Commerce Way in Highbridge which has doubled capacity for the company’s steel-framed bathroom pods.
Planning approval has now been granted for a £1m facility to increase storage space at the company’s UK headquarters and production centre to accommodate up to 3,500 completed bathroom pods, before the units are delivered to building sites across the country.
The final phase of the expansion will be the construction of a new, purpose-designed, state-of-the-art factory. This £3m investment will bring all the company’s production operations on to a single site for even greater efficiency. It will increase capacity to over 150,000sqft, allowing the manufacture of up to 12,500 factory-built bathrooms per year to meet the growing demand in both new and established markets.
Commenting on the expansion, James Stephens, Managing Director of Offsite Solutions, said, “Demand for our products has continued to grow year on year and we now have a really strong customer base in a wide spread of sectors. This three-phase expansion will allow us to increase manufacturing capacity for our expanding product portfolio. Moving onto a single site will further improve the efficiency of our production and fitting out operations to the benefit of our customers.”
“There is definitely much greater understanding of the speed and quality benefits of off-site manufacturing. By moving bathroom construction into a controlled factory environment we can reduce work on site by up to 20 weeks on a major residential project, for example. Our highly skilled fit-out teams use factory production processes, which significantly improve the quality of finish of our bathroom products compared to site-based construction methods.”