Family construction firm renovates car showroom
Brothers Oliver and Edward Pearson bought the former Trenton premises in Springfield Way as they planned the growth of Wardolls Ltd
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 10 May 2018
A FAMILY construction firm has showcased its skills by converting a high-profile former car showroom into its new headquarters.
Brothers Oliver and Edward Pearson bought the former Trenton premises in Springfield Way, Anlaby, as they planned the next phase of the growth of Wardolls Ltd.
The pair have now completed the refurbishment of their new business home, creating offices, factory space and storage areas.
Oliver Pearson, who launched Wardolls Ltd back in 2010, said: “The amount of space here is about the same as we had at Sutton Fields, but we can do more with it and it’s a more convenient location for us.
“From here we can work on anything from small domestic and commercial, to larger developments and we have access to all the professional people we need from the contacts we have built up over the years.”
Oliver, who started his career as an apprentice plumbing and heating engineer at the age of 16, expanded into general construction with the launch of Wardolls eight years ago.
His brother Edward, an electrical engineer, became a director in 2015 and the pair have gradually expanded the business, relocating from their own premises at Sutton Fields Industrial Estate, Hull, to the new home.
Projects include domestic work, commercial premises, new-build, property development, maintenance and repairs working in the Hull and East Yorkshire area and as far afield as York, Harrogate and Liverpool.
Edward Pearson said: “We had been keeping our eyes open for a place for some time, but we didn’t want to rent.
“We heard about this from Garness Jones and it’s perfect. We’ll now work on taking the business forward in our traditional areas of activity and getting more involved in property development.”
Chartered surveyors Garness Jones has helped the Pearson brothers with their conversion of the former Trenton dealership.
Trenton now has two bases in Hull – one in Witham, which specialises in Peugeot, and one in Anlaby Road, which is a Nissan dealer.
Paul White, agency director at Garness Jones chartered surveyors, said: “The premises are extremely visible to everyone travelling along Springfield Way and to visitors to the retail and business parks on the opposite side of the road. For years it has been known as a showroom for various motor dealerships. Oliver and Edward were not the only people to see the potential, there was a lot of interest in the property, but they moved quickly to get the deal done.