A HAMPSHIRE garage has been given a new lease of life after a fire destroyed the original premises in 2015.
Williams Garage, in Otterbourne, will now be working out of a new 7,300 sq ft workshop, which it has funded with the help of HSBC finance.
The family-run business has been run by the father-and-son team of Ted and Peter Whieldon since 1990, and the new site replaces two temporary workshops that housed the business after the fire.
Peter Whieldon, co-owner of Williams Garage, said: ‘Relaunching our garage after the devastating fire in 2015 feels like a huge achievement and something that our HSBC relationship manager, Stephen Edwards, has supported us with every step of the way.
‘We’re excited to be servicing the local community from our new premises and hope to continue to grow as a business.’
Jane Fancy, HSBC’s area director for Hampshire and Dorset, added: ‘Peter and his father Ted have worked incredibly hard to keep Williams Garage running in the last three years, and we’re delighted to have helped them rebuild a new workshop and officially relaunch the business.
‘We’re confident the garage will remain an important part of the community for many years to come.’
The Main Road garage is now open for business, providing MOTs, servicing and diagnostics plus body and general car repairs.
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