29 July 2014

Smiles all round with new Bradford customer

A state of the art dental laboratory has opened its impressive new premises at a former supercar showroom in our Albion Mills Business Centre in Bradford.

PDS Dental, which employs 80 staff, has relocated its headquarters from Leeds into the sleek, modern workspace in Greengates, Bradford. The 14,600 square foot business unit, is now also home to a second laboratory, moved from Newcastle. Its new workspace will allow it to develop and expand its business into the future.

Flexible space

PDS Dental has its laboratory in the former showroom floor area. Work had to be completed to run gas pipes to each of the lab desks before the business could open. The unit also has office space, a post room and a staff break out area. Plus work is underway to create a training area and two surgeries that will be open to the public.

Business Manager Stephanie Hudson, whose dad, Brendan Hudson, founded the business in 1990 says

The site was first suggested to us by a friend of the family who also has a business at Albion Mills. At first I couldn’t picture how we would fit into a car showroom, but Brendan could see the potential straight away, and now it feels as though it was made for us.

“All the staff have more room and we have a bright, modern work environment that is really welcoming for when we open our two brand new purpose built cosmetic surgeries to the public.”

Breathing new life into the business centre

The business space was originally designed as a bespoke supercar showroom and conference centre. It was officially opened in 2008 by Sir Stirling Moss but closed in 2010 and since then enjoyed a number of temporary uses, including as a wedding venue and art space.

Manager of Albion Mills Business Centre, Shelby Maples, comments: “We are delighted to welcome PDS Dental on site. The occupation of such a large and impressive building has created a real buzz around the centre.”

PDS Dental is a full service laboratory for more than 600 dentists in the UK, including Trusts and hospitals, providing implants, crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures, mouth guards and other products.

But the firm, which is frequently hiring new technicians and apprentices, will soon welcome Changing Faces Dentistry and Facial Rejuvenation on site, which will treat members of the public. Work is currently underway on two surgeries, due to open in September, where patients will be able to undergo high end cosmetic dentistry and facial rejuvenation.

Our Sales and Marketing Director, Emma Long, is glad the former Speedmaster Centre has been given a new lease of life. She says

The unit had such unique features and was finished to a very high specification, but because of its size it has taken some time to find the right occupier.

“We have had plenty of interest from people considering the site for a wide range of different uses and we are delighted that it has now been brought to life once more by an ambitious, forward-thinking business.”

For more information on Albion Mills Business Centre contact Shelby Maples on 01274 623 400.