THE OWNERS OF FIX AUTO LEEDS REVEAL AMBITIOUS PLANS TO DEVELOP A NEW CITY CENTRE SITE
Fix Auto Leeds South has completed its relocation to a new 13,000sq ft site.
The new site has been equipped to carry out heavy and structurally damaged vehicle repairs alongside the express repairs the previous Leeds repair centre serviced. Two spraybooths have been installed alongside a vehicle track-movement system to ensure the repair capacity is increased to 160 vehicles a month.
However, owners Stephen and Sam Smith have now revealed the move is just a stepping stone after announcing new ambitious plans to develop a bespoke repair centre in the heart of the city.
While they are happy with their now fully operational new repair centre, the pair have since revealed the move will hopefully be relatively short lived as they have submitted plans to develop a purpose-built 14,000 sq ft centre on a recently purchased 43,000 sq ft brownfield site, which is close to the city’s arterial road network.
Sam explained: “We had high hopes for our Leeds repair centre when we opened three years ago, but we never envisaged just how things would take off. The high demand for repairs has been the driver behind relocating into a larger building, which gives us greater capacity for now.
“This latest move is hopefully just a stepping stone until our plans to build our own new repair centre are complete. If all goes well, we could be moving into our purpose-built repair centre by the end of 2020.”
Ian Pugh of Fix Auto UK said: “Fix Auto Leeds is one of our many success stories. Establishing a business, relocating it and then revealing plans to develop a new site and all within three years is some going even by our franchisees’ standards. You have to congratulate Sam and Stephen, it’s a great opportunity and I am looking forward to see how this one progresses over the coming months.”
Notes to Editors:
- Fix Auto UK is part of a global franchised network of more than 713 bodyshops.
- Fix Auto UK carries out more than 150,000 body repairs per year for leading motor insurance companies, fleets, and retail customers.
- Fix Auto UK, Lyndale House, Harcourt Way, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1WL. Tel: 0116 3265401.
- Fix Auto Leeds, Unit 1 New Princess Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 9BA, Tel: 0113 243 0043.
For further information please contact Mark Richards on 07774 861596.