Leeds firm engineers further work with Potter Space


Leeds engineers RWO has won a further round of work to support the investment and development of new industrial units at a North Yorkshire business park.

The news will see the firm providing its civil and structural engineering services and expertise to business park owner and operator Potter Space, which has started onsite construction work of a new 17,445 sq. ft. warehouse unit (No. 53) at Melmerby, just off the A1 (M).

The development is part of Potter Space’s ongoing expansion of operations at its base near Ripon and follows RWO previously providing construction engineering services for two other new industrial units built at the same location.

Success for RWO, which moved into an additional 1,000 sq. ft. of space at its Park Place office earlier this year, comes as the engineering specialist has more than doubled capacity to meet demand.

Currently employing 25 people and targeting revenues in excess of £2m in the next 12 months, the Ripon work is among a clutch of new customers RWO has picked-up that are driving growth. Among these are Yorkshire-based construction companies ESH and ISG, and Erris Homes in Leeds and Seagate Homes in Lincolnshire.

Andrew Fairburn, head of RWO’s Leeds office, said: “We are delighted to continue to develop our partnership with Potter Space, supporting their ambitious growth and expansion plans. Our commercial offering continues to grow, and this latest work comes as we eye further success this year and beyond on the back of strong regional and national contracts.”

Potter Space’s head of commercial delivery Jenna Strover, said: “RWO continues to be a key partner. Working alongside our in-house construction team led by John Royle, its team makes sure projects are delivered on time, as we continue to invest and expand to meet the surging regional demand for smaller industrial premises.”