MARCH: Major expansion planned by Fenland company that is a UK success story

By John Elworthy ONE of East Anglia s largest fabricators – employing 50 people at its Fenland headquarters and with a �12 million a year turn over- is set to expand. Beam Structural Services Ltd (BSS) wants to build a 9500 mm by 12500 mm extension to it

By John Elworthy

ONE of East Anglia's largest fabricators - employing 50 people at its Fenland headquarters and with a �12 million a year turn over- is set to expand.

Beam Structural Services Ltd (BSS) wants to build a 9500 mm by 12500 mm extension to its production base and carry out improvements to its Foundry Way site.

A company spokesman said: "It is vital that the business maintains its ability to remain competitive in its scope of supply and that it continues to develop the level of service it offers to its extensive client base."


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BSS says it is one of the fastest developing structural fabricators in the UK and in the past five years has invested �1 million in automated production equipment.

The company, set up in 1991, says it has seen sustained steady growth throughout its trading history, initially located in the centre of March within the now demolished ex-Standens building.

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It moved to its existing site in 2004 and is hoping to expand its services which cover the design, fabrication and on site installation of structural steelwork and associated metal cladding products throughout the south eastern UK market.

A finished goods holding canopy and refurbishment and extending the yard area is also included in the proposals now before Fenland District Council.

The company says it currently has the capacity to offer 450 tonnes of erected steelwork per month from its existing 64,000 square feet manufacturing facility.

One recent contract has been to supply and erect the steelwork at Abbey Produce's headquarters at Whittlesey for a new cold store and warehouse. Abbey's previous warehouse was devastated by fire a year ago.

Richard Melton, Construction Director, said: "This project rounded off a very good year for Beam Structural Services.

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