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Wild Thang announce circa £2+ million major redevelopment of premises to take business to the next level

Branded clothing, merchandise and print experts Wild Thang Limited want to take things to the next level by creating an inspiring new office space so they can continue to deliver world class service and help companies stand out from the crowd.

Andrew Dwerryhouse, Wild Thang MD, commented: “This is a big moment in the company’s history, maybe even the biggest moment ever, so we are incredibly excited to announce the major redevelopment of our premises over approximately the next 4 months. We have already made positive progress with ground work happening over the last 3 months with the help of a fantastic development team. It’s a long process to bring a development to fruition and you need the right team around you to deliver on this sort of scale.

We started the process over 3 years ago by finding the right Architects, after talking to a number of local companies we felt that K2 Architects were a great fit for what we wanted to achieve with a good track record. They have been with us on the journey right from the start and have guided us through the complex design process of planning to get the best possible final result. We have been really pleased and impressed with what they have delivered from concept to reality. K2 Architects have a strong creative team and have really taken the time to understand what we wanted to achieve and how our business functions at every level. 

As a company we really know the importance of creating the right team internally, having seen 18%+ growth for each of the last 3 years we now want to take things to the next level so have the aspiration as a team to break into the elite top 1% of companies in our industry, aiming for 20%+ growth in the next 2 years after the development is completed.

Things have really never looked more positive for Wild Thang and we are now Liverpool City Region’s biggest supplier in our sector, even after 23 years in business we are more excited than ever about the future opportunities for the company and its employees.

We genuinely believe the completed development will deliver a world class environment for our clients and colleagues that will allow us to take the business to the next World Class level enabling to grow the turnover and our team by at least 30%.

The completion and launch date will be announced soon so keep your eyes peeled for further progress and exciting updates.”

Chris Dwerryhouse, Wild Thang Director commented: “It’s very exciting times at Wild Thang and having been personally overseeing the tender process what has been the most pleasing aspect of getting the development to this point is that we have managed to keep as many links to Liverpool City Region as possible, it was competitively tendered and we were over the moon when local company Frank Rogers Building Contractors were the successful candidate to win the contract.

We know that Franks Rogers are a very well established local company with a reputation of delivering high quality developments and so far they are making good progress and we are confident their quality will be equal to their great reputation.

Our legal teams have been working hard to make sure we have the very best advice, their knowledge of this type of project has been critical to us getting to where we are currently, so a huge thanks to Charles Hubbard of Mathews Goodman and Jane Gunnion, Jennifer McMahon and Phil Rees Roberts of Rees-Roberts Solicitors.

Two final pieces of the jigsaw are firstly Box Clever, who again had to be exactly the right fit, they have now taken us through the tender process and will be helping us deliver the development scheme as project managers until final handover, their advice and expertise to date has been truly invaluable. Finally our bankers Natwest have also supported us throughout the journey of the development and we are thankful for their ongoing financial support. The investment in the development of the premises, new machinery and infrastructure will be circa £2m+ over the next 12 months so we can truly realise our growth potential as a company. “

Dean Rogers, Frank Rogers MD “As a Liverpool firm, it’s always great to work with other pioneering local firms who are helping put the city region on the map nationally. Wild Thang is undoubtedly making waves within its sector and now, and with these new extended and upgraded facilities, they now have the space and scope to further grow and expand.”

Mark Davies, K2 Architects commented: “The new building at 331-337 Derby Road will serve as a precedent for high quality industrial design in the area and a reminder to others that industrial buildings can be colourful, compelling and engaging. The intervention aims to promote general wellbeing through sensitive, exemplary design and enhance the building’s internal/external functional operation. It works alongside Liverpool City Council’s upgrade of Derby Road; to propel the area into the next generation of smart infrastructure.”

 

Photograph Attached

Featuring the development Team from Right to Left

Cameron Wilson, Box Clever Consulting

David Bracegirdle, Frank Rogers 

John Howarth, Wild Thang Director

Sarah Howarth, Wild Thang Director

Chris Dwerryhouse, Wild Thang Operations Director

Andrew Dwerryhouse, Wild Thang MD

Dean Rogers, Frank Rogers MD

Jonathan Tinsley, K2 Architects

 

Featuring Wild Thang Directors from Right to Left

Andrew Dwerryhouse, Wild Thang MD

John Howarth, Wild Thang Director

Sarah Howarth, Wild Thang Director

Chris Dwerryhouse, Wild Thang Operations Director

 

Few others General photo’s of the development at different stages & how it will eventually

look on completion

 

 

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