AN asbestos removal firm is set to create new jobs after outgrowing its old premises and moving into a larger site on Wearside.
Safe Strip UK has moved to new business premises in Easington Lane, after business growth meant the old site at the Houghton Enterprise Centre was too small.
Safe Strip has a team of licensed asbestos removal contractors and asbestos surveying and management consultants, and the new site will allow the company to concentrate on growth as it looks to find more work further afield.
Director Michael Lupyna said: “We started small, but since we started in 2007 we have grown and gradually built up the business to what it is today.
“This new site has provided the company with a stable and solid platform from which to grow nationally.
“We are all very excited at the prospect of looking into new areas of operations and seeking opportunities.
“The new premises will allow us much more office room and storage space for equipment.
“It also provides us with larger office space from which the surveying team can develop and grow.”
The company was supported throughout the move by law firm Gordon Brown, which completed all the legal documents.
Senior partner Gordon Brown said: “It is fantastic to see Strip Safe continuing to expand and to be successful.
“The company has developed significantly since it began and I am delighted that we have been able to support Michael and the team in the next stage of their growth.”
Michael said: “Gordon Brown personally oversaw the deal and his continued support and advice ensured that the transaction was handled smoothly and efficiently.”
Safe Strip provides solutions to various asbestos problems and is able to assist clients in the management, repair or safe removal of any asbestos containing materials.
The company covers all types of environments from domestic to major industrial properties.
It takes on all types of asbestos-related projects, regardless of size, from minor repair work to large major asbestos removal work where enclosures and controlled conditions are required.
Safe Strip’s clients include Durham County Council, Sunderland Council, Newcastle University, Britannia Hotels, Tees Esk & Wear Valley NHS Trust and Coral Racing.