Line Equipment Expansion

Goodward Construction Embarks on Expansion Project for Line Equipment’s Nottingham Facility

Goodward Construction, a leading commercial building company, has proudly announced the commencement of a transformative expansion project at Line Equipment’s Nottingham facility. This strategic endeavour aims to significantly augment the premises, providing Line Equipment with the necessary infrastructure to accommodate increased production demands and foster continued growth.

Goodward Construction has built a reputation for excellence in the commercial construction industry, delivering innovative and high-quality solutions that meet and exceed client expectations. With a commitment to precision and a focus on client success, Goodward has become a trusted partner in bringing ambitious projects to life.

The Line Equipment Project:
The collaboration between Goodward Construction and Line Equipment marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of the Nottingham facility. As Line Equipment experiences a surge in demand for its cutting-edge packaging machines, this expansion will not only increase the production capacity but also enhance operational efficiency and overall functionality.

Key Features of the Expansion:
Increased Production Space: The project includes the construction of additional manufacturing and production space to facilitate a seamless scaling of Line Equipment’s operations.
State-of-the-Art Facilities: Goodward Construction will integrate modern design and construction techniques to ensure the new facilities align with the highest industry standards, fostering a productive and inspiring work environment.

Simon Knighton MD of Goodward Construction, expressed enthusiasm about the project, stating, “We are honoured to partner with Line Equipment on this expansion project. Goodward Construction is dedicated to providing top-notch construction solutions that empower businesses to thrive. This project exemplifies our commitment to excellence and innovation in the commercial construction sector.”

John Blashkiw, from Line Equipment shared their excitement, stating, “This expansion is a significant milestone for Line Equipment. With Goodward Construction at the helm, we are confident that the enhanced facilities will not only meet but exceed our production needs, allowing us to better serve our clients and the industry as a whole.”

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Comprehensive Guide to Successful Commercial Renovations in Yorkshire

Embarking on a commercial renovation project in Yorkshire can be an exciting yet challenging endeavour for businesses. Whether you’re revitalising an existing space or transforming it into something entirely new, careful planning and execution are crucial for a successful outcome. In this guide, we will provide valuable insights and tips to help businesses in Yorkshire navigate the process of commercial renovations. Additionally, we will showcase our company’s experience in delivering successful renovation projects, demonstrating our expertise and commitment to excellence.

Setting a Realistic Budget:
Begin by establishing a realistic budget for your commercial renovation project. Consider all expenses, including materials, labour, permits, and unforeseen costs. It’s essential to allocate a contingency fund to account for any unexpected surprises that may arise during the renovation process. Our company’s experienced team can assist you in creating a detailed and accurate budget estimate.

Design Considerations:
Carefully evaluate the design aspects of your commercial renovation project. Identify the goals and objectives of the renovation, whether it’s to create a more modern and inviting space, improve functionality, or align with a rebranding strategy. Consider factors such as layout, lighting, flooring, colour schemes, and furniture selection. Our team of design professionals can provide expert guidance to ensure your vision is translated into a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing design plan.

Engaging Professional Contractors:
Selecting the right contractors for your commercial renovation project is critical. Look for experienced contractors who specialize in commercial renovations in Yorkshire. Research their track record, review client testimonials, and request references. A reputable contractor, like ours, will have a portfolio of successful renovation projects, demonstrating their expertise and ability to deliver high-quality results.

Project Management and Timelines:
Effective project management is essential for the smooth execution of commercial renovations. Establish a realistic timeline for the project and communicate it clearly with all stakeholders involved. Regularly communicate with your contractor to ensure progress is on track. Our company’s project management team will oversee every aspect of the renovation, ensuring efficient coordination and timely completion.

Compliance with Regulations:
When undertaking commercial renovations in Yorkshire, it’s crucial to comply with local regulations and obtain any necessary permits. Familiarise yourself with the relevant building codes and regulations to avoid costly delays and penalties. Our company has extensive knowledge of local regulations and can guide you through the permitting process, ensuring compliance at every stage of the renovation.

Minimising Disruptions:
Commercial renovations can disrupt normal business operations. To minimize disruptions, develop a comprehensive plan in collaboration with your contractor. Consider scheduling the renovation during off-peak periods or outside of business hours. Communicate with your employees, customers, and stakeholders about the renovation process to manage expectations effectively. Our team will work closely with you to minimize disruptions and maintain a safe working environment throughout the project.

Successfully navigating commercial renovations in Yorkshire requires careful planning, expert guidance, and effective execution. By setting a realistic budget, considering design aspects, engaging professional contractors, managing the project efficiently, complying with regulations, and minimising disruptions, your commercial renovation project will be on the path to success. Our company has a proven track record of delivering exceptional renovation projects in Yorkshire, and we are committed to bringing your vision to life while ensuring the highest standards of quality and customer satisfaction. Contact us today to embark on your successful commercial renovation journey.

When to Expand Your Premises or Construct a New Building

The decision to expand your premises or construct a new building depends on various factors, such as:

  1. Space requirements: If you require more space than your current premises can provide, building a new facility may be the best option. On the other hand, if you only need to add a few more rooms or expand existing facilities, then expanding your current premises may be the more cost-effective solution.
  2. Location: If your current location is not ideal for your business, building a new facility in a more suitable location may be the best option.
  3. Budget: Building a new facility can be more expensive than expanding your current premises. You need to consider the cost of construction, permits, and ongoing maintenance when deciding between the two options.
  4. Market conditions: If the property market is favorable for construction, building a new facility may be a better investment. On the other hand, if the market is unfavorable, expanding your current premises may be a more cost-effective solution.
  5. Future growth: If you expect your business to grow rapidly in the future, building a new facility with room for expansion may be the best option.

Ultimately, the best decision will depend on your specific business needs and circumstances. It is recommended to consult with a property expert or construction professional to help you make an informed decision.


If you have decided to expand your premises, here are the steps you should take:

  1. Determine your space requirements: Determine the amount of space you need and what types of facilities you need to add.
  2. Survey the current premises: Conduct a survey of your current premises to determine the feasibility of expanding it. Consider factors such as zoning restrictions, building codes, and accessibility.
  3. Prepare a budget: Estimate the cost of expanding your premises, including construction costs, permits, and any necessary equipment or furnishings.
  4. Hire a contractor: Hire a reputable and experienced contractor to handle the expansion project. Make sure to obtain references and check their credentials.
  5. Obtain necessary permits: Obtain any necessary permits from local authorities to ensure that the expansion project complies with building codes and zoning regulations.
  6. Disruptions to business operations: Plan for any disruptions to your business operations that may occur during the expansion project. Consider how to minimize the impact on your employees and customers.
  7. Supervise the project: Regularly supervise the expansion project to ensure that it is proceeding as planned and within budget.
  8. Inspect the finished work: Once the expansion project is complete, inspect the finished work to ensure that it meets your expectations and complies with building codes and regulations.

Expanding your premises can be a complex and time-consuming process, but with proper planning and execution, it can lead to improved business operations and increased profits.


If you choose to construct a new building,  you should consider the following steps:

  1. Determine your space requirements: Determine the amount of space you need and what types of facilities you need in the new building.
  2. Choose a suitable location: Choose a suitable location for the new building that meets your business needs, such as proximity to customers or suppliers, and complies with zoning and building regulations.
  3. Prepare a budget: Estimate the cost of constructing a new building, including construction costs, permits, and any necessary equipment or furnishings.
  4. Hire a design professional: Hire an architect or building designer to create plans for the new building.
  5. Hire a contractor: Hire a reputable and experienced contractor to handle the construction project. Make sure to obtain references and check their credentials.


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Choosing a local Commercial Construction Company

Local commercial construction company

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Choosing a construction company is a really important decision. You want to ensure the plans, which your architect has carefully crafted, are realised and the construction is completed by professional trade people using high quality materials.

This is why, as a commercial construction, we stay local to our area which includes Derby, Sheffield, Nottingham and the surrounding Yorkshire region. For over 30 years we have have built a reputation on quality and excellence in our construction projects. We have developed strong partnerships with local suppliers whose relationships we rely upon to help us deliver our projects on budget and on time.

It is the strength of these relationships which ensures, that when a challenge arises (which they invariably do!), we are able to find a solution quickly, reducing the impact on your project. Owing to the many aspects and suppliers to commercial construction project, having local knowledge is crucial to providing you, the customer, with the best possible service.

We mostly undertake commercial construction projects in Derby, Sheffield, Nottingham and the surrounding Yorkshire region, however, we have completed a number of domestic projects, such as full house renovations to the construction of a swimming pool!

As a local commercial construction company,  you can see examples of our work all over the region.

From industrial units and home renovations in Derbyshire, to Factory and office expansions  in Yorkshire. We have a comprehensive range of commercial customers who are available for you to contact, who are happy to tell you about their experience of choosing Goodward Construction for their commercial construction project.

We firmly believe that delivering excellent customer service, in addition to our fantastic construction work has helped Goodward Construction a trusted commercial construction in Derby, Sheffield, Nottingham and the surrounding Yorkshire region.

If you would like to speak with any of our previous customers, please let us know Contact Us


Should you stay or should you go?

With so much uncertainty in the economy right now, it’s a tough call to make.

Should you stay in your existing premises and expand to meet the needs of the business, or should you look for new premises or land to build a purpose built facility?

If you have the space around your existing premises, it may be better to stay.

There’s numerous benefits to staying put and expanding your existing premises:

  • Stability for your employees
  • Known location for your customers and supply chain
  • Supporting the local economy
  • Premises can feel like home, with history surrounding it

But choosing to relocate to fulfill business requirements also has its benefits:

  • Purpose built facilities designed to your specification
  • Modern design and utilities
  • Possibly better location for accessibility
  • Employee morale boost
  • Demonstrates stability and security to customers and supply chain through solid investment

Which ever option you choose, a good commercial construction company can help you and your architect realise your potential.


At Goodward Construction, we have over 30 years experience of building high quality industrial and commercial premises. Call us for a Free quotation.



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Choosing a local Commercial Construction Company

You could be forgiven for thinking only a really large commercial construction company offer commercial construction services, but there are many benefits to choosing a local company.

Goodward Construction are located in Chesterfield, which makes them a great choice for commercial construction projects around Derby, Sheffield, Nottingham and the surrounding Yorkshire area.

Choosing a commercial construction company which is close to you brings lots of benefits such as having established links with local suppliers to ensure the smooth delivery of materials. There’s nothing worse than a project being held up whilst waiting on something to turn up; it can cost time and money.

Local commercial construction companies have a vested interest as they often live in the area too and want to do a great job for you and the community. The Goodward Construction team take immense pride in our work, this is demonstrated in our customer testimonials.  From keeping the site clear, communicating with the onsite personnel and ensuring any foreseeable disruption is highlighted well in advance to ensure, minimum impact for our customers, we focus on the detail to make the experience as smooth as possible.

As an established commercial construction company serving  Yorkshire, Derby, Sheffield and Nottingham areas we have built great working relationships with local construction professionals such as architects, building surveyors and local authority planning departments. We have access and are happy to recommend an array of construction professionals who can support you on your commercial construction project, in addition to access to world-class tradesmen and suppliers to ensure we complete your construction project on time and on budget and in a professional manner.


If you would like a free quotation or advice on your next commercial construction project, please get in touch.

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Cautious Times in Commercial Construction

At the start of 2022 optimism reigned.

We had survived the ‘Covid Years’ and an air of regeneration was upon us. But the reality was those years have caused a massive backlog in supplies. Costs have increased dramatically. The war in Ukraine has impacted fuel prices and transport costs, leaving it incredibly difficult to secure pricing and timescales for projects. This is possibly a reason for a downturn in construction projects.

As a long standing family construction company, we have forged great relationships with our suppliers, which enable us to confidently provide quotations for industrial commercial construction projects in Yorkshire and the surrounding cities of Derby and Nottingham.

So whilst there is much uncertainty in the construction market at the moment, we will provide a confident, reliable service.

Goodward Construction have been constructing commercial buildings for over 30 years, ranging from factories, office units, industrial units and large ground works projects, including drainage and sewer works.



Construction in a New World

We can all agree living in 2022 is very different to what we left behind in 2019, pre-pandemic.

As life was put on hold, material costs soared, labour was hard to find and companies put construction investment onhold, whilst they rode out the COVID storm.

Since then, many sectors have been left battered, wondering how they will recover, whilst others have begun to thrive.

If history tells us anything, it’s that those companies who remained positive, invested in marketing and supported their teams, not only survive but thrive.

We are finding most projects now, are enhancements of existing buildings. Office expansions to provide better working environments, larger factory space to enable diversification and improvements to groundworks such as carparks, for better accessibility for both colleagues and customers.

Investing in your premises, sends a powerful message both to your team and customers, that you are here to stay and right now, people are craving that kind reassurance.



5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Commercial Building Company

Whether you are looking for a new car park or a new build unit, choosing a building contractor is an important decision as you’ll be working closely with them for a few months or longer, depending on the project. So, what should you consider when selecting a commercial construction company?

  1. Have you met the person who will manage the project and do you get on?
    It sounds so simple but you will have a range of communications with this person. You need to be able to trust they will do what they say will do and in the agreed timescale. But what happens if there is a problem? Inevitably there could be some bumps in the construction process, do you feel comfortable having open and honest conversations with them?
    You should feel comfortable to express concerns and feel confident you will be listened to.
  2. Have they previously constructed a similar project?
    Prior experience means they’ve probably uncovered potential problems in previous construction projects and know how to manage them, making your project run more smoothly.
  3. Can they provide references?
    The construction company should be able to supply references for previous work, so you can learn more about how they operate and see the standard of their work. This is a large investment you are making. You need complete confidence that the standard is fit for purpose.
  4. How much is it going to cost?
    A quotation for commercial construction is usually provided free of charge but it can take some time to pull together due to the level of research required for quotes from suppliers. The cost of construction materials and delivery lead times have changed quite a bit in the past few years. Remember the cheapest quote might not always be the best option. Check the material specification is like for like. Your oak doors won’t have the same finish in plywood!..
  5. Check online reviews and social media
    If the commercial construction company have social media pages, it’s always useful to take a look at what others are saying on their posts and check for online reviews such as Google or Facebook. This helps to build a bigger picture as to what the company is like to work with and the quality of their work and professional relationships.

If you are looking for a commercial construction company in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire or South Yorkshire, please feel free to get in touch.



Local Building Firm Secures Markham Vale Development Project

A Derbyshire based commercial construction company have been selected to work with Transcare 28 Ltd on their new build site at Markham Vale.

Goodward Construction, a commercial construction company from Derbyshire, has begun work on the site which will house a new workshop and offices for Transcare’s onsite and workshop-based maintenance services for commercial vehicle operators.

Goodward Construction’s Managing Director, Simon Knighton said, “We are delighted to be working with the Transcare team again. This time it’s slightly challenging in the current climate, but we have been fortunate to be able to implement the new social distancing measures and our colleagues have been flexible to ensure we have a minimum number of people on site.”

Transcare 28 Ltd provide HGV repair and maintenance solutions throughout the Midlands and into South Yorkshire, offering a full range of onsite and workshop-based maintenance services for all commercial vehicle operators. This includes trucks, trailers, light commercial vehicles and PSVs.

Managing Director, Darren Parkin says “We’re very excited at being part of the Markham Vale community and working with the Goodward Construction team. Having previously worked together and knowing Simon and the team’s high standards, we are looking forward to the completion of our new depot.”