January 29, 2019

The Client:

Fred Smith & Sons (Motorbodies) Sams Lane, West Bromwich. B70 7EG. 

The Project:

The main reception for Fred Smith & Sons was connected to the adjacent Operations office separated by a loadbearing masonry wall.

The client wanted to integrate the two operations by removing the separating wall and make it an open plan and more welcoming space.

ABC took on the turnkey role to obtain structural calculations and provide working drawings to ensure the wall was removed safely together with the installation of a new steel beam to support the upper floor.

The area was taken back to the building shell following the removal of the suspended ceiling, lighting and cabling.

The refurbishment included new flooring, decorations, suspended ceiling, LED lighting and data/power cabling to the relocated reception desk.

To complete the make over ABC supplied a new reception desk to match in with new height adjustable desking for the Operations Team.


The project was completed on budget and within the 2-week programme.