RACE preparation and classic car restoration specialist Woodham Mortimer is building new premises in Essex.
State-of-the-art headquarters are being created in Chelmsford from which the Maldon firm can continue to expand its services.
The company, which employs more than 40 craftsmen and was established last year when it bought the beleaguered firm JD Classics, said it had had ‘a phenomenal 2019’ with ‘packed restoration and servicing workshops’. It also entered into sponsorship deals with the Goodwood Revival and Mille Miglia, successfully running a team of 10 cars in the legendary Italian event this year. Both partnerships have been renewed.
As part of its ongoing investment in the business, it is now creating a cutting-edge site that will feature improved restoration facilities for multiple marques, comprising a body shop, paint shop, trim shop, engine build facilities, race centre and general servicing workshop.
Jean-Marc Gales, chairman and chief executive of Woodham Mortimer, said: ‘We are extremely excited to renew our partnerships and invest in the industry that we all love. It is important to build on the success we have enjoyed since Woodham Mortimer launched in late-2018, so our expansion and investment in our facilities and activities in 2020 is fundamental.
‘It’s obviously very exciting to be moving on to the next chapter and continue our growth.’
It isn’t yet known when Woodham Mortimer will move into its new HQ.
Pictured is the Woodham Mortimer workshop at this year’s Mille Miglia