Perthshire Caravan Company – Caravan Showroom and Workshop. Errol, Perth

Following an electrical fire at Perthshire Caravan’s Errol based showroom in May 2009 the McCormack family seized the opportunity to increase their space and use the rebuild as an expansion project.

As with all design to build contracts Algo managed the project every step of the way. The initial envelope was submitted for planning, whilst at the same time, the layout was worked on with the client. Early involvement allowed Algo to specify cladding, construction and steelwork design which all assist in keeping budgets under control. The early response to the budget and planning allowed the project to be mobilised ahead of schedule.

The Perthshire Caravan’s building is 93.15m long x 50.0m wide x 6.17m eaves and is a single span, allowing the client more flexibility in their Showroom Area. The workshop, offices and main reception are now housed within the showroom building; the fully glazed front with motorised doors allows for ease of changeover whilst giving lots of natural light. The cladding is a new product supplied by Kingspan; this is the first time it has been used. The bright fresh interior gave a smart and modern finish to the showroom, customer area, and offices.

“We went out to tender on this job and spoke to three different companies. Prices were much the same – we chose Algo because Murray came across as a straight-forward guy that you could work with. We were right – there were no hassles, they didn’t muck us about and they did a great job for us. We’d use them again.”

Ian McCormack, MD of Perthshire Caravan Centre