An exquisite finish, 100 years in the making

Williams Tarr Construction was pleased to handover a £2m HQ building expansion for Evans Vanodine International, just in time for them to commence the celebrations of their centenary year.

Evans Vanodine was established in 1919, and this project coincided with the completion of Williams Tarr’s centenary year.

A developer and manufacturer of cleaning and hygiene products, Evans Vanodine have achieved considerable growth over the years. Having started as a small family business in a small laboratory with minimal office space, the company is now proud to be a world leader in the industrial, janitorial, food process and animal health sectors.

Similar to Williams Tarr Construction Evans remains a family run business with the fifth generation of the Evans family responsible for key positions within the business.

Williams Tarr Construction MD, David Wilkinson commented:

To deliver this project in time for Evans Vanodine to celebrate their centenary year was a great honour for us. We understand completely how much it means to achieve the milestone of 100 years in business and to be appointed to provide this high quality, technologically advanced flag ship facility for Evans at this time, was a privilege.

Working for another family run company, which has the same ethos as ours, has been a pleasure.

Liaising closely with Architects Sunderland Peacock & Associates, the Williams Tarr team produced a high quality finish in line with the expectations and desires of the client. The eye catching design, which features Alucobond cladding to the exterior provides modern, spacious and comfortable premises.

The scope of work involved a major refurbishment of the existing HQ offices and the construction of an extension for additional offices and micro-biology labs. The main reception and lobby area had a complete overhaul and a modern lift installation, to allow for easier access around the premises. In addition, a first floor viewing platform was created to provide both visitors and staff with a 180 degree outlook over the adjoining production facility.

Incorporating high quality finishes, modern architecture, bright décor and bespoke finishes the new facilities are a welcome environment for both the Evans staff and their visitors. In addition, major work was done to protect the local natural habitat.

David explained:

We carried out extensive works on the exterior ahead of commencing the project, this included cutting back trees to protect them from the works and landscaping the frontage down to the pond. We wanted to ensure that the natural habitat was protected and that the wildlife was not affected by the construction activity.

Williams Tarr is delighted to have created this new facility and trust it will enable our client to achieve the continued growth which we know they are striving for.

Evans Vanodine is now all set and ready to go for the next 100 years in operation.