Working at height leaders Nationwide Platforms have launched a gigantic 2.2 acre super depot in Bristol.
Based in the city’s Ashton Gate area, the new Bristol depot consolidates three previous Nationwide Platforms’ locations in Bristol and will supply more than 750 Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) to businesses across the Bristol area. In addition to this there will be in excess of 50 Specialist Vehicles based at the facility.
The site also includes a 15,000ft² workshop and two training areas that will host IPAF, PASMA, IOSH and other practical and classroom based courses. The depot also has premium office space for a dedicated regional Hire Desk team, as well as a number of meeting rooms for clients and partners.
Speaking on the launch of the depot, Nick Parham, Regional Director – South West, Nationwide Platforms, said: “We are all very proud of our outstanding new flagship depot. Not only does it have some of the very best engineering facilities in the UK, its central location is also ideal for supporting the many businesses in Bristol and the wider region which strive for excellence when working at height.
“The new depot houses more than 750 of the 2000 access platforms we hold in the entire region and, as such, is of huge strategic importance for our business. With that in mind we’ve been proud to lead the access industry in striving for the highest standards and making a real investment for the future”
Nationwide Platforms’ Executive Director – Operations, Peter Douglas, said: “With a fleet of more than 11,300 access platforms located across the UK, we rely on our depot network to be the backbone behind everything we aim to achieve as a business. As a market leader that means having facilities that enable to focus on technical excellence and safe working in all that we do.
“Like our other flagships locations across the UK, Bristol stands as one of the largest powered access depots on the continent and is truly befitting of everything that should be found from a market leader. We look forward to welcoming our customers in the region to the depot and showing them first hand our commitment to them.”