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Commercial refrigeration specialist Capital Cooling digs in for £1.5m HQ extension

4,000 sq m extension of Broxburn HQ will see creation of R&D centre and more than double warehouse space

Work has commenced on a 4,000 sq m extension to Broxburn based commercial refrigeration specialist Capital Cooling’s head office.

The £1.5m project will see the award winning business more than double the warehousing space available and also facilitate the creation of an all new research and development centre. The building is scheduled for completion in September and will be fully operational in October.

The ambitious expansion plans were sparked by the businesses continued market growth and a requirement to hold increased stock levels to satisfy the demand of Capital’s customers. Capital says that at any given time it will hold at least £2m worth of stock and this will greatly reduce dispatch times for clients around the UK.    

Alister McLean, Capital Cooling MD, said: “This is a very exciting time for our business and signals the next step towards our goal of being the UK’s number one commercial refrigeration business. Once operational, this facility will be one of, if not the very best in the UK and is the perfect statement of intent for where we want the business to head over the coming years.”

The new Research & Development centre will enable the Capital team to reduce the development time required for new products, the firm says. It will house two environmental test chambers, along with a demonstration area and photo studio.  

The new facility will feature roof-mounted solar panels and LED lighting throughout, which will offer significant reductions in energy costs. The lighting within the existing office building has already been converted to LED lighting, a move that has instantly reaped rewards.     

The design and build project is being managed by main contractor CM Steel Buildings, a local family business with more than 15 years’ experience in the industry.

Pictured, from left to right: Chris McInnes from CM Steel Buildings, Alister McLean and Daniel McLean from Capital Cooling.

 

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