Weston Logistics, a division of Weston Homes Plc, has invested in a fleet of 12 new JCB Loadall telescopic handlers – its first ever JCB purchase.
Supplied by Greenshields JCB, the new machines will support Weston Homes in delivering the 7,500 new homes it currently has in the production stage or in the development pipeline, including three schemes of 1,000+ properties.
These include the £60 million conversion of the prestigious Grade II listed Cambridge Military Hospital in Aldershot, providing 140 new homes, as well as the transformation of the old Watford Laundry Factory into a new £85 million mixed-use development providing 227 apartments and penthouses.
Weston Logistics Managing Director, Shaun Weston said: “Weston Group is undergoing significant expansion which requires enhanced logistical and site construction support from Weston Logistics. Delivering a valuable addition to its existing fleet of telehandlers, these new JCB models provide forklift, crane and telescopic capabilities and can power pallet fork, muck grab and winch attachments.
“Following its usual rigorous procurement process, Weston Logistics chose JCB because of the quality of the product and the operational flexibility which allows the JCB models to service both our warehouse and logistics operations, and work on construction at our building sites across London and the south-east. This multi-purpose performance provides us with valuable cost savings.
“The greater visibility afforded to operators with the JCB Hi-Viz telehandler range is a highly attractive feature, assisting our operators in being more aware of their surroundings and promoting safer operation across all Weston Homes developments. Safety is paramount in everything we do and is instilled in our workforce across all of our developments.”
The JCB models purchased by Weston Logistics are all Hi-Viz versions featuring a low boom profile and low boom pivot design which improves visibility for operators and safety for bystanders.
Established in 1987 and led by Chairman & Chief Executive Bob Weston, Weston Homes is a multi-award winning residential-led developer which undertakes new build, restoration, conversion and mixed-use projects on brownfield-land sites in inner London and the Home Counties around the capital.
Weston Logistics provides the ancillary and supporting functions that allows Weston Homes to operate smoothly and competitively. With 3 divisions; plant hire, construction supplies and build-off-site, Weston Logistics works closely with the company’s construction, commercial and technical departments.