ABERDEEN-based removals and storage company Shore Porters has invested £2 million in the building of a new warehouse in the city’s harbour area.
Work began recently on site with the demolition of the existing Cotton Street building, with the company expecting building work to be completed by February 2013.
Banchory Contractors has been awarded the contract to carry out the project, which as well as the demolition, will involve removing asbestos, and constructing the new warehouse.
The building, which is 2.5 times the size of the Shore Porters warehouse it replaces, will be used for commercial, domestic and archive storage.
Shore Porters has previously only acquired buildings in Aberdeen, and this is the first time in its long history – the company was established in 1498 – that the firm has carried out a demolition and build of a brand new warehouse.
This project follows the company’s £500,000 investment in all new state-of-the-art vehicles at the start of the year.
Kevin Brown, a partner at Shore Porters, is delighted that work on the site is progressing.
He said: “I am thrilled to see the work on the Cotton Street site underway and am looking forward to seeing the end result.
“Our existing warehouse space was beginning to look a little tired, and was no longer meeting our needs due to an increased demand for storage facilities in the harbour area.
“The new site will allow us to increase our capacity for commercial storage and will provide more options for people and businesses seeking storage in the area.”
The Shore Porters’ Society has more than 515 years experience, dealing with local national and international moves in a variety of sectors including domestic, commercial, antiques, fine art and storage. The firm currently employ more than 100 staff.
For further information about Shore Porters and all of its products and services, please call (01224) 569 569, or visit www.shoreporters.com
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