College of West Anglia

Bott has supplied and installed work benching and storage into the new Motorsport workshop at The College of West Anglia (CWA), one of the largest and most successful education and training providers in the Eastern Region and amongst the top colleges in the country.

The college approached Bott dealer, Engineering and Factory Supplies for help to equip a new Motorsport Workshop within the new £5.8 million technology building at the King’s Lynn Campus.

Engineering and Factory Supplies Ltd (EFS) is one of the area’s largest suppliers of industrial equipment and consumables. As sponsors of the motorsport workshop at the college and a dealer of Bott products, they worked with Bott to provide consultancy on supplying the new workshop furniture.

Paul Maynard, Project Sales Manager at Bott Ltd, visited the site and prepared drawings to suit the college’s requirements. Once approved by the college these were built and installed in April 2013.

Paul said; “As a professional and efficient range and finish was required, we decided that Bott cubio best suited the space. It’s a comprehensive storage system designed for demanding use and covers drawer cabinets, cupboards, workbenches and mobile storage solutions. We installed cupboards and cabinets in a hard wearing two tone grey paint finish, as well as, bespoke waste bin units (to encourage good housekeeping) and galvanised worktops which were specified for heavy weight loads and use with oils & liquids. Bott cubio is designed to stand the test of time and has been developed to support higher load capacities with long-term durability.”

The motorsport workshop sits within a new £5.8 million building funded through Norfolk County Council (NCC), the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk and the Skills Funding Agency. With purpose-built, state-of-the-art workshops, classrooms and practical training facilities, the new building caters for a range of students and apprentices including those studying engineering, carpentry & joinery, fabrication and welding, electrical installation, electronics, computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).

Paul Holmes, Managing Director at Engineering & Factory Supplies Ltd said; “We’ve worked with Bott for many years and find the combination of a comprehensive product range and bespoke consultancy enables us to exceed our clients expectations”.

Principal at The College of West Anglia, David Pomfret said; “The UK has a fantastic motorsport heritage and we’re keen to help train a new generation of engineers for this national success story. Investing in a bespoke workshop reflects our commitment to excellence and encourages to organisation and professionalism, values which makes the UK motorsport industry the words best”.

Bott and Engineering & Factory Supplies Ltd listened to our needs and developed the ideal solution, exceeding our requirements and delivering a great workshop for our students.

The official opening of the building by renowned Formula 1 driver and TV presenter, and local resident Martin Brundle, can be seen at The College of West Anglia and includes ITV news coverage of the facilities.