Fusion has begun work on a new £4 million warehouse for a well-known family firm in Coventry.

Contractors have just moved on to the site in Torrington Avenue, on the outskirts of the city centre, where an 80,000 sq ft warehouse is to be built for Lawton Copper Tubes, the UK’s leading independent manufacturer and distributor of copper tube.

Fusion Building Consultancy has been appointed project managers, health and safety advisors, and quantity surveyors for the scheme, which will be built by A&H Construction.

Gavin Stephens, partner, said before construction work began, it managed the demolition of a former factory site on the site.

“Lawton Copper Tubes appointed us to project manage the entire scheme from start to finish and we spent three months on remediation work before bringing constructors on site to start the build,” he said.

“By keeping to a tight schedule and a keen eye on budget, we anticipate a completion date in November.”

The design by architect Pinnegar Hayward Designs includes offices and a warehouse, with the design incorporating copper fins on the front elevation to reflect the heritage of the 97-year-old family-owned firm, which also has premises opposite its new building that it moved into in 1937.

Oliver Lawton, managing director of Lawton Copper Tubes, said: “We’ve grown considerably over the last 15 years, expanding our product lines and capacity, so the construction of a new warehouse is an exciting development for us.

“Once it is completed and is operational, we can put in place our plans for future growth.”