110 years of history, five generations of expertise
The Fylde coast has remained the home of Wareing Buildings since its inception in 1909.
Passed down through five generations of expert manufacturers, the proud family-owned business operates from purpose-built premises at Whinbrick Works, just off Preston New Road, which is home to the company’s highly skilled and dedicated workforce of 70+ staff – many of whom possess impressive long tenure titles, with six team members reaching 50 years of service with the family firm.
Experts in steel framed structures and experienced in agricultural, industrial and commercial sectors, Wareing Buildings is hand-selected by leading brands looking for the best service and a friendly approach in steel framed buildings.
With a client list that features several wellknown Lancashire-based and nationwide companies – including the likes of United Utilities, Ribby Hall Village, James Cropper plc, Henco International, Bryans Salads, Huntapac Produce, Coulthurst Eggs and Len Wright Salads – the company has grown to become the ‘go-to’ for supply, design and build services, having been the original pioneers of the ‘kit building’.
“Starting life as a humble joinery business, we still deliver the same trusted, professional and friendly service on which we were established and pride ourselves on,” explains director, Chris Wareing.
“Not ones to rest on our laurels, we have always sought to identify growth opportunities.
Expanding into new markets has required innovation and forward-thinking, which thanks to the development of our kit buildings, means more customers can now benefit from our expertly-manufactured products.”
From fixing carts and wheelbarrows in a woodshop shared with pigs and hens, to servicing businesses in the UK, the British Isles and as far afield as the Falkland Islands, Wareing Buildings has never lost sight of its values, with few family-owned businesses surpassing their third and fourth generation.
Chris continues: “We’re stronger than ever on our fifth generation of family ownership, having extended our reach from agricultural builds to retail units, office blocks and leisure centres, to name but a few.
“Retaining these family values means surrounding yourself with talented and dedicated people who share mutual goals and buy into our long-term vision of constantly challenging ourselves to improve and evolve.”
The wright choice for blooming growth
A new industrial building for Len Wright Salads in Tarleton provided much-needed capacity for cold storage and processing.
Providing additional space for HGV movements, the steel frame construct – which took 13 months to build – delivered a new facility to sustainably process and pack home-grown fresh produce, together with creating five new office spaces, a meeting room, a dedicated CAD room, kitchen areas, a breakout area and a canteen.
Family values and ambitions that mirror our own
As a sixth-generation family business, James Cropper plc is a globally renowned advanced materials and paper products group, supporting industries from packaging to digital imaging and aerospace with products that are at the cutting edge of performance.
Manufacturing quality coloured paper and card since 1845, the company turned to Wareing Buildings to deliver the extension of its existing premises. Its Technical Fibre Products Ltd (TFP) building – a subsidiary which manufactures advanced nonwoven mats and veils – set out to almost double in size, with the additional 2,185 sqm footprint being delivered in the form of a steel clad, steel frame building constructed on reinforced concrete pad foundation.
Steve Crook, head of TFP operations, said: “The timeframe to complete the project was incredibly short and to deliver on time and on budget required a partner that we could trust and who would go above and beyond in their requirements.
“Wareing Buildings – like James Cropper plc – is a family firm, sharing the same values and outlook on how to conduct business, with its team working shoulder to shoulder with us to deliver creative solutions and expertise that resulted in a successful build.”
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