December 13, 2021
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December 13, 2021

Plastimo UK

SIZE: 60,000 FT2
COST: £180,000

Plastimo UK

Products used


About the project

Plastimo UK Limited, established in 1963, is now recognised as Europe’s expert manufacturer in the field of plastics engineering and one of the leading boating equipment distributors. Unique in the leisure boating trade, Plastimo offers a comprehensive range of 6,500 products including lifejackets, safety harnesses and life rafts.

Due to its continued growth and success in 2003, Plastimo amalgamated with Sussex based Navtech. This in turn led to a need for larger premises for the expanding company to operate from. Plastimo selected a spacious unit at Hamilton Business Park, Southampton; the next challenge was to re-fit the 38,000 sq ft space to meet their needs… Enter Spaceway.

Turnkey operation

Sales Director, Dominic O’Brien was presented with the brief for the turnkey operation along with some tight schedules, Dominic explains “There was the chance that both of the old sites could have been sold and neither company would have anywhere to go, so timing was absolutely critical.”

“Fortunately we have had extensive experience in working on projects with tight deadlines and challenging logistics, and were able to advise on the move and all logistical aspects of the operation.”

In addition there were weekly meetings with Plastimo UK and their parent company Plastimo France to ensure that updates on progress were regularly communicated between all parties.

The first phase of the works involved installing longspan shelving and pallet racking in the ground floor warehouse area so that stock from both sites could be transferred to the new building as part of the move – timing and planning were vital.

The racks and shelves were specified according to the layout drawings which had been produced for each of the rows. These in turn had been designed specifically for the products they would store, including vertical racks for storing the oars.

In addition packing benches, conveyors and safety barriers were also specified within the overall warehouse layout and design to accommodate the storage, packing and despatch requirements of the operation.

First phase

Mezzanine, canteen & showroom

A FlooriTall™ mezzanine floor platform was installed to support the warehouse office, which was constructed using Excalibur double skin steel partitioning. This was designed and positioned in order that the Warehouse Manager could monitor and oversee the warehouse operation with ease.

A separate area was created for the warehouse canteen; this was also of a monobloc construction using Excalibur double skin steel partitioning with a suspended ceiling. The floor was covered with a timber plank effect vinyl and a contemporary style kitchen was installed and finished in a modern denim blue. The canteen was then furnished with café-style circular tables and chairs in a beech melamine finish with chrome legs.

The third area of the ground floor to be fitted out was the 110 square metre “Nav Man” Showroom. This also involved a monobloc double skin steel construction, with a suspended ceiling and the same vinyl timber plank effect flooring as in the canteen.

The final areas to be designed and installed were the first floor offices and boardroom. These were partitioned using Komfort Kameo demountable office partitions and the windows were dressed with ‘Natte’ performance anti-glare perforated roller blinds, as the offices were south facing.

Haworth ‘Castelli’ furnishings were specified for the office areas. Desks were finished in a beech melamine with multiplex edge detail under structure finished in metallic silver; each workstation comprised a 2-drawer silver steel mobile pedestal with pen tray along with fabric desk screening and silver steel equipment screen. Manager workstations were supplied with conference extensions and meeting ends.

In addition, Comforto System 50 task chairs were specified for each workstation, and Comforto System 50 manager chairs used in each of the managers’ offices. Comforto System 50 visitor chairs were also incorporated into the scheme.

Triumph tambour door units were specified for storage, finished in metallic silver paint and beech melamine to match the workstations, along with open bookcase units also finished in metallic silver paint.

The Boardroom was furnished with a bespoke 4-metre Boardroom table, finished in an oak wood veneer. This was complemented by a 2-seater sofa, tub chairs and a glass coffee table.

The final area

Benefits delivered

“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.”
Paul Callus
Managing Director

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Mark Rowe

Glenmore Consultants

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

A J Wells

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


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.

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.

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


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.

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!

Redmayne Engineering

We were delighted with the service from Spaceway.

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.

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.

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."


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.
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