Diespeker is storming through 2022 with major new developments in place to make the company even more streamlined and well placed to fulfil larger projects.
Significantly a new storage facility ‘D2’ now gives the company three premises in Bermondsey and a real edge for UK-based stocks.
Ideally located less than 150 metres from the main offices and factory, D2 provides a much larger storage space for materials ranging from marble, granite and terrazzo slabs to tiles and chippings. The 85 x 25m area is easily accessible for deliveries and close to the A2. Diespeker has been building an impressive reputation as stockists for some years and this new facility means that even more products can be kept in stock to satisfy orders in super-quick time.
Although the lease has only recently been signed, existing buildings on the site have already been refurbished with a covered area being constructed specifically for terrazzo storage. The space is filling up with materials, including a recent delivery of terrazzo designs that are exclusive to Diespeker in the UK which have proved popular with clients looking for striking terrazzo options for commercial and residential projects. As well as solid stone products, Diespeker has also been growing its service to supply chippings direct to clients. These are available pre-bagged and D2 gives extra space for storage and collection.
Additionally, existing stock continues to be held at the nearby current storage facility and includes a selection of interesting, luxury and unusual marble and granite slabs, plus excess stock tiles and other materials. Visitors to Diespeker are able to visit all sites to get a full view of the range available.
2022 holds yet more for Diespeker, which last year celebrated 140 years as a supplier of natural stone and terrazzo. In particular, plans to make alterations to the existing business premises in Ormside Street have just been approved.
Over the next 18 months, the factory will be receiving a major investment, with three new state-of-the-art machines added to increase automation and improve production rates, enabling the company to efficiently fulfil orders particularly with regards to terrazzo work.
In the existing office area, the roof is to be removed and an additional space built. This will facilitate an upgraded showroom and plans for a novel ‘terrazzo museum’ to be incorporated. The new exterior of the building is being designed by architect Keith Highley. With a nod to the iconic Michelin Building in Fulham Road, the façade will have an Art Deco feel featuring precast terrazzo. Sustainability measures include the installation of solar panels, and aptly, recycled marble and rubble will be incorporated into the build.
Diespeker MD John Krause says “These developments and investments signify a significant milestone for the business as we step up another gear.
“Our ability to keep ever more products in stock in the UK, coupled with improvements to the factory will undoubtedly bolster Diespeker’s aim to continue leading the way in terrazzo and natural stone supply and installation.
“I’m also thrilled that we’re able to up the ante with the design of our premises; this area is up and coming and we intend to stand out as a modern business, building on a heritage of 140 years.”