Work on new premises for a European manufacturer and supplier of agricultural machinery has been completed by Lindum’s York division.

German company, Grimme, which has a £45m UK turnover, has moved from Dunnington, York, to the new 17,700 sq ft base in Market Weighton.

The new facility includes a workshop with underfloor heating, a gantry crane, stores, and three floors of offices together with a service yard and outbuildings for storage and servicing.

LHL Group, York, managed the project, including the demolition of existing, on-site farm buildings; architectural design; assisting with planning permission and managing the building contract awarded to Lindum Group.

Patrick Graf Grote, Grimme UK managing director, said: “The new premises will enable us to stock far more parts with better organisation; create greater efficiency by having more space to move equipment and be able to carry out repairs in a specially-designed workshop, rather than outside in the yard, while the overhead crane accelerates lifting tasks, and a new customer area allows us to provide a better visitor experience.”

Daniel Bower, LHL Group associate director based in Hull, added: “We visited Grimme’s sites in Ireland and Germany as part of the design development to understand their workflow and requirements. The design was developed by our senior architectural technologist, Shane York, in conjunction with Grimme’s in-house architect to align with brand standards internationally.

“The project was delivered on time by principal contractor, Lindum Group, starting and completing on site during the pandemic with no disruptions to the programme.”

Richard Hampshire, LHL Managing Director said “It was great to deliver this project as a team, with a collaborative approach and a strong focus on delivering for our client”.

MD Of Lindum York, Jonathan Sizer, said: “Working with Patrick and the team at Grimme has been a real pleasure, with an all round team approach.  We are proud to have played a part in cementing Grimme as a local business for many years to come.”