Great Premises and Easy to Reach
Not too many motor trade workshops can be described as ‘light and airy’ – but these premises offer you just that, and the site is also very easy to reach.
Hampshire Repair and Spray Centre opened its doors in 2006, with totally refurbished interior and offices, and new, cutting-edge equipment.
- Light, airy workshop, kept extremely clean to allow for the best clean paint result.
- Warm, friendly reception and waiting area
- Plenty of parking out front
- Secure, alarmed workshop with all cars locked in overnight
- Environmentally friendly, filtered system – removes paint particulates from the atmosphere
- ‘Open kitchen’ approach – see the work being done if you wish!
It was always important to both Matthew and Annie that they have a welcoming reception area. They have both encountered motor trade premises where clients have little option other than to hang around in a corner of a dirty workshop, and they wanted to be different. Annie in particular wanted to have a reception that was friendly, and not the least bit intimidating, as she understands that it can be daunting for women to visit motor trade premises sometimes.
Choosing an easy-to-reach location
Matthew and Annie started to plan the business early in 2006, knowing that new legislation was due to come in from January 2007. These new laws were designed to protect employees from the detrimental effects of working with spray paint, so they wanted to be sure that the premises they selected could be fitted out to the highest standards. They also wanted to make things as welcoming as possible for their clients, with easy access, smart offices and plenty of parking. When they found the building on the Newgate Lane Industrial Estate, they knew it was perfect.
Ideal Premises – Secure and Convenient!
As well as a good reception area and office space there was plenty of room inside the workshop. This was important because Matthew planned to install a high-spec low-bake oven, and also wanted to be able to reassure clients that their vehicle would be locked safely inside the workshop when left overnight. There was another advantage too. As the premises were located just a short distance from their home they knew it meant they could offer a flexible service, allowing clients to drop and collect their vehicles out of hours if necessary