Barnsdales completes deal for Andrews Sykes expansion

Specialist hire company Andrews Sykes has completed a relocation which brings together its Leeds and Scunthorpe branches in a new unit at First Point Business Park in Doncaster.

The move also signals the start of a new phase of activity at the site, with Doncaster-based agents Barnsdales having completed two more deals and working on new opportunities.

Andrews Sykes Group plc was created by the merger in 1989 of Sykes Pumps, which is now 160 years old, and Andrews Industrial Equipment, formed in 1964. The company, which reported turnover of more than £65 million to the end of 2016, now operates throughout Europe and the Middle East.

Andrew Sykes Hire is the company’s main trading subsidiary in the UK and provides pumping, heating and cooling solutions around the clock with a workforce of more than 300 people in 31 locations.

The expansion to Doncaster is part of the company’s commitment to developing its product range and performance with further investment in its hire fleet, depots and infrastructure.

The new building provides 16,500 square feet of space to accommodate an extensive workshop, storage and yard. Facilities include a modern paint shop area, extensive pump testing facilities, a large training room, fully air conditioned offices and welfare facilities for staff.

Andrew Sykes offers its full range of services from the new depot including air conditioning hire, pump hire, chiller hire, heater hire, boiler hire, dehumidification hire and ventilation hire.

It is operating throughout the Yorkshire and Humber region on projects for local authorities, the NHS and private sector clients including the Theatre Royal in York, power stations and steelworks.

Richard Galvin, the company’s UK Support Operations Director, said the move has created five new jobs including the appointment as depot manager of Paul Duggan as depot manager, who heads a team of 19.

Richard added: “We’ve also recruited workshop engineers from the local area and they are currently receiving induction and training from our technical support team to ensure they are prepared for day-to-day operations. Maintaining and improving our high standards of service remains a constant goal and these fantastic modern premises will help us achieve this target going forward.

“It is a sign of the company’s progress that we are once again able to broaden our depot network and take on more members of staff, giving us a wonderful platform to cultivate further growth.”

Craig Gooddy, an associate in Barnsdales’ commercial agency team, said the location of First Point Business Park was a key factor in also attracting Plastech Ltd and T Riley Transport to the area and is expected to appeal to other interested parties,

He said: “We have disposed of three sites recently with our joint agents CPP and are now under offer on the majority of the newly built 62,361 square-foot unit close to Amazon and the Apex Business Centre. Once this letting is concluded we will have 19,919 square feet still available. There is also a site of 3.1 acres in front of Morrisons which is to be developed.”