Personal Europarc build eyed up by FSC
Steve Brown, managing director of FSC Ltd.
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 17 Apr 2019
GRIMSBY commercial construction specialist FSC is gearing up an important build – progressing plans for its own base on Europarc.
The firm headed by Steve Brown has agreed a deal for land on the flagship business park, having outgrown the unit it occupies there.
It comes after a strong year in which it delivered a multi-million pound project for Young’s Seafood to expand into Ladysmith Road, while helping Seachill grow across town on South Humberside Industrial Estate.
A major phased two-year refurbishment of TSC in Scunthorpe has also completed.
“We are chomping at the bit,” Mr Brown said. “We are looking to move, we are hoping to stay on Europarc and are working with Wykeland to get something on the site.
“We simply need more space, in the office and for storage. We have decided we are going to do more than just food factories, we are expanding into general industrial units and have priced a car showroom and other commercial projects.”
Steve Brown, right, welcomes Terry Smith to FSC on Grimsby's Europarc.
The 28-strong team has welcomed Terry Smith on a full-time basis as quantity surveyor, and is looking towards a turnover of between £5 million and £6 million for the current financial year.
With Young’s, the former XPO Logistics site neighbouring a long-serving factory was transformed, allowing for production to begin in October. For Mr Brown, it is the continuation of a strong relationship.
“I first worked on Alveston House, right by the sea wall, when I was 19, and at 21 I was in Humberstone Road for the first time,” he said. “Now, 30 years on, we are still continuing to work with them and I look forward to working with them on future projects.”
Out of the area, and work with Cranswick and 2 Sisters continues, with the latter’s recent Sunderland addition, on which FSC was contracted, winning BRC AA+ and an ‘Outstanding Gold’ from M&S.
“We’ve brought in two or three new clients this year,” Mr Brown added, highlighting IPS at Featherstone, West Yorkshire.
The site opposite Morrisons’ Lakeside facility has been earmarked, with a planning application to follow as funding opportunities are assessed.