Jobs boost as car repair company plans relocation to Warmley

Ten new jobs are set to be created over the next 12 months by car repair business WBC Automotive which is relocating from Fishponds to a cleared industrial site in Warmley.

Property consultants Alder King negotiated the first pre-sale on part of the 2.4 acre site where Lawson Marden Packaging used to be.

And acting on behalf of WBC Automotive, Axten Properties obtained planning consent to develop part of the site to create 20,000sq ft  of modern workshop and office space.

WBC Automotive, currently based in Fishponds, is an approved repair specialist for prestige marques including Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, VWG and Lotus. The new premises will include a dedicated servicing workshop and bodyshop and aluminium repair bays.

The company employs 45 people, who are all shareholders in the business, and hopes to create 10 new jobs over the next 12 months.

David Turner, of WBC Automotive, said the new facility was vital to the company’s expansion plans.  “The more modern and efficient space, combined with the latest energy-saving technology, will enable us to save over 300 per cent of our present operating costs, savings which we can use to invest further in people, equipment and services,” he said.

Axten is now applying to South Glos Council for planning permission to develop five more units ranging from 3,000 to 15,000sq ft on the remainder of the site.

Comments on the scheme – PK13/1931/F- are invited by July 22.