Drewitt Group helps Stewarts Garden Centres’ to grow

Drewitt Group helps Stewarts Garden Centres’ to grow

Bournemouth-based The Drewitt Group has completed a contract to provide the mechanical and electrical services for Stewarts Garden Centres’ new warehouse in Christchurch.

Staff from the group’s mechanical division, Drewsons, and its electrical division, Drewlec, completed work on the new Stewarts’ warehouse and office accommodation. Included in the package of works was the design of electrical and mechanical systems, fitting of all electrical wiring, LED lighting and data wiring as well as air conditioning, underfloor heating, hot and cold water supplies, sanitary ware and ventilation to provide a modern working environment with high energy efficiency.

Main building contractor Greendale Construction was keen to engage with a local supplier, such as the Drewitt Group, which could undertake the entire responsibility of the mechanical and electrical project from design through to installation as well as provide the best possible advice to the client throughout the project.

Richard Drewitt, joint managing director at The Drewitt Group, said: “The Drewitt Group dates back to 1877 so it’s fantastic to work for another long-established family company such as Stewarts. We feel it’s important to work with firms who have similar values as us and we look forward to collaborating with the Stewarts on this exciting project.”

The Drewitt Group combines Drewlec Electrical Services, Drewsons Building Maintenance and Drewsons Mechanical Services. To view a video of the project please visit www.drewittgroup.co.uk

Drewitt Group helps Stewarts Garden Centres’ to grow

Drewsons wins YO! Sushi contract for Bournemouth restaurant

Drewsons Mechanical Services, part of the Bournemouth-based Drewitt Group, has been awarded a £50,000 contract by the freeholders of Roddis House to install a high-quality ventilation and extraction system for YO! Sushi, at the Japanese chain’s latest site in Bournemouth town centre.

Based on the ground floor in the former Dorothy Perkins retail unit, Drewsons Mechanical Services was instructed by the freeholder’s property agent to install the kitchen extract duct up through the building and venting on the roof, which would be essential to the day-to-day running of the restaurant.

The new duct has been installed through six floors of Roddis House following an eight week construction phase to mount and connect the system. This large scale project is nearing completion and the restaurant is set to open in August 2016.

Richard Drewitt, joint managing director at Drewitt’s, said: “This has been a large scale complex project which we were delighted to carry out for the landlord in Roddis House. We’ve a long standing relationship with the managing agent Nettleship Sawyer and it was great to be recommended for this contract.”

Philip Sealey, contract administrator for the project says: “We have been delighted to appoint Drewsons Mechanical Services to carry out the required ventilation work. The project has run very smoothly and we are looking forward to opening the doors to YO! Sushi soon.”

Drewsons Mechanical Services was formed in 2011 and is one of the trading divisions of The Drewitt Group. Together with Drewsons Building Maintenance & Drewlec Electrical Services The Drewitt Group that can offer commercial clients a professional and reliable service with expertise drawn from all areas of the construction industry.

James Drewitt Memorial Trophy awarded to Bournemouth and Poole College student

The Drewitt Group presented a trophy to a Bournemouth and Poole College student at the Construction Prize Awards at AFC Bournemouth on Thursday June 25.

Richard Drewitt, managing director of the Bournemouth-based firm presented the ‘James Drewitt Memorial Trophy’ to James Moorcroft, who made the most progress on his level 1 full time bricklaying course. He said: “The trophy, which is dedicated to the memory of my great grandfather, James Drewitt, was instigated to encourage young people to choose a career in the construction industry, gain recognised qualifications in and progress within the sector.

“We were delighted to award James for his efforts as he has continued to improve, he has an excellent attitude to learning and has attended extra sessions to help himself improve. James has become a model student who shows a keen interest in his work and always gives 100%.”

The Construction Prize Awards recognises the success of students at Bournemouth and Poole College and those who have excelled in their studies during the current academic year.

Tony Moss of Construction, Plumbing and Electrical Apprenticeships at Bournemouth and Poole College, said: “I’d like to say a huge thanks to Drewitts for their continued support, because without it, events such as this would not be able to happen.”

Drewitt’s has supported the college’s annual prize awards for nearly 25 years. Until 2013, Gillian Drewitt, also a director of The Drewitt Group, was a member of the college’s Board of Corporation.

Drewlec install state of the art fire alarm system at new TIC

Drewlec Electrical Services, part of renowned Drewitt Group, a Bournemouth-based firm providing services to the construction industry, successfully installed a state-of-the-art fire alarm system into the brand new Tourist Information Centre on Pier Approach.

Julie Collins, of Bournemouth Borough Council, said: “Drewlec was selected by Bournemouth Borough Council to fit a fire alarm as part of the £4m redevelopment project to move the centre to Pier Approach. We are pleased with the efficiency of the service Drewlec provided and we are satisfied that we have the best safety measures in place for our staff and visitors.”

The new wireless fire alarm system was recommended and installed into the leaf shape building as the glass structure couldn’t accommodate cabling.

Richard Drewitt, managing director of Drewlec, said: “We value our relationship with Bournemouth Borough Council and we were delighted to provide a quality service for them in their new Tourist Information Centre.”

The Drewitt Group combines Drewlec Electrical Services, Drewsons Building Maintenance and Drewsons Plumbing and Heating Services.

Bournemouth maintenance firm revamps industrial unit

Drewsons Building Maintenance, part of the renowned Bournemouth-based Drewitt Group has revamped Malvern Body Repairs on The Drewitt Industrial Estate, Ringwood Road.

Drewsons project managed the complex eight week construction phase to restore industrial units which included replacing a corrugated asbestos roof with a profiled steel fully-insulated roof, rewiring the entire unit, decorating throughout and providing an additional gas supply for a new combi-spray booth for Malvern’s.

Drewsons also co-ordinated sub-contractors from Drewlec Electrical Services and Drewsons Plumbing and Heating Services.

Roger Tubbs, owner of Malvern Body Repairs, a company which has more than 30 years’ experience in car and small van body repairs, said: “I am delighted to have been able to work with my Landlords to facilitate this refurbishment. As a result it has enabled me to invest in a new combi spray booth which can produce an outstanding manufacturers’ paint finish. This will enhance the quality of the service I am able to provide to my clients.”

Gillian Drewitt, managing director of The Drewitt Group, said: “Roger and his team have been tenants on the Drewitt Industrial Estate for more than 20 years and apart from general maintenance, these units had not been touched since they were built in the late 1950’s.

“Elements of the building, particularly the roof, was at the end of its useful life. The refurbishment is part of our ongoing programme of reinvesting in our Estate which adds value to our portfolio and also provides our tenants with a better environment in which to operate their businesses. This is an excellent example of how the expertise of the Drewitt Group of Companies was bought together to deliver a project on time and within budget.”
Drewsons was formed in 1964 is a subsidiary of James Drewitt & Son Ltd and over the years it has developed into a general building maintenance division of The Drewitt Group that can offer commercial clients a reliable building maintenance service with expertise drawn from all areas of the construction industry.