Wilsons Solicitors
December 11, 2021
Aerospares 2000
December 11, 2021

Andertons Music

SIZE: 30,000FT2
COST: £720,000

Andertons Music

Products used


About this project

The 1960’s was an exhilarating time for the UK music industry and it was in this intoxicating period that Father and Son, Harry and Peter Anderton, opened their store in Guildford to cater for the growing number of aspiring musicians.

Today its music stores and online musical instrument shop supplies an extensive range of equipment from drums to guitars, pianos and keyboards and music accessories.

As one of the fastest growing online music retailers in the UK, Andertons boasts many key achievements, having been named as one of the top 100 musical instrument retailers worldwide and recognised as one of the top 150 UK E-commerce retailers.

Customer Requirements

Having seen online sales rocket, Andertons were faced with a major need for additional storage space to service its online orders and meet customer demands and expectations. Having maximised every inch of cubic space of its existing warehouse, it was time to seek new premises which would fit the needs of this rapidly growing company.

Having worked with Spaceway in the past, it was a natural fit for the team to speak with the industrial workspace design and installation experts Spaceway to transform their new warehouse space.

Spaceway designed a total solution which included the installation of a three-tier mezzanine floor, taking the space from 30,000sq.ft to a staggering 90,000sq.ft. Carousels, conveyor belts and multi-level pallet gates were used to get large, small, heavy and light products in and out of the warehouse quickly and efficiently.

A sophisticated smart conveyor system was installed and spans all three floors of the warehouse allows for optimum operational efficiency. The operator can load the conveyor from multiple locations with stock items and then remove them at any level themselves, removing the need for a person at the top and the bottom of a traditional conveyor. In addition, it can be programmed to deliver an item to any floor and can also be used in reverse to feedback down to the ground floor.

Bespoke racking was also manufactured to fit around the conveyor system, along with pallet gates so the forklifts can lift the bulkier items between floors. The racking and shelving solutions used on this project allowed for ease of replenishing the picking lines and for multiple pallets of items to be added to the pick face.

The ground floor area comprises of the packing bay, a click & collect area for customers who order online and behind that is a storage area and bespoke workshop for the engineers.

Also, as part of the design, it was very important for the warehouse operators to have a relaxing break out area. The first floor was fitted out with a canteen and games room so the team can take a break from the warehouse floor.

The Design Solution

The End Result

Through clever design and innovative planning, Spaceway was able to triple the workspace for Andertons and have created a warehouse which is not only functional and operationally effective but provides employees with a safe and comfortable environment to work in.
Speaking about the success of this project, Frank Hillin, Project Manager at Spaceway, said:

“The key to delivering this job was in the level of detail which went into the initial stage. Having worked with Andertons for over ten years, the combination of experience on both sides allowed us to fine tune this project and provide the best end result. The harmonious partnership between Spaceway and Andertons ensured the transformation of the new warehouse space was delivered on time and to budget.”

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Greg Bedford


It’s no good having just an empty industrial building you need a concept for space, a design, an infrastructure and someone to build it. Designing something like this from scratch with someone who’s willing to invest in your ideas, Spaceway is your perfect partner.


The project was challenging to say the least with the removal of 280 workstations and fitting of 400 new ones, along with collaboration areas and 400 bespoke lockers over two weekends, but Spaceway managed to complete this along with office refurbishment works on time and to an excellent standard.

Nick Aikenhead


"I’m very pleased how they’ve gone through it all and actioned it and they’ve got good depth of resource, good depth of people, and good skilled people who work well and tightly and good communication. So I’m delighted."

Stone Bridge United

We're very impressed with the Spaceway team and the whole project was installed without fault. We are looking forward to working with the team again.

A J Wells

Another project well done by Spaceway. As before, we're very pleased with everything from concept through to completion.

Paul Callus

Plastimo UK Limited

We are delighted with the finished product. The space has been turned into an exceptional working environment, which will serve us well for years to come

Redmayne Engineering

We were delighted with the service from Spaceway.

Mark Rowe

Glenmore Consultants

The office fit out is superbly finished to the highest standards and beyond our expectations.

Alan Fisher

Car Link

“I was so happy I did not get bothered throughout the extensive works and that a strict timetable was completed flawlessly. Fantastic experience all round.”

Richard De Crausaz

Cookson Electronics

Spaceway worked with us to create the perfect environment for our staff. The completed project was fantastic and utilised the space to provide  practical, modern and attractive working surroundings.


Thank you to Spaceway for the improvements that have been made to move Bodywise forward. You've done a very good job and we look forward to working with you again.

Lydiard Park Academy

Our project was finished on time and to budget in what was a very short timescale, which is a credit to the team at Spaceway!


The project was designed to meet our specific requirements which included fitting in 20 more additional workstations using the existing space. The design works well and has met our expectations fully, we will continue to use Spaceway, they do a good job.
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