London Coaches garage moves to Wandsworth
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• FKI Claydrum of Halifax gutted and refitted the servicing workshop of London Coaches at a cost of around £80,000 when it moved from Battersea to an existing garage at Wandsworth.
Initially, drawings were prepared for five servicing pits and a steam cleaning bay. Subcontractors handled the building, electrical and plumbing work.
Among the equipment specified by London Coaches general manager Pat Waterman in consultation with Claydrum were an FM Bradbury Dockmaster 14-tonne lift, Nederman exhaust extraction equipment, Karcher mobile steam/pressure cleaner, Bauer universal engine stand, Balco commercial wheel balancer, Alentec forced lubrication systems. Tecalemit Ptunpaway waste oil unit, and 100,000 Btu Davair oil gas burner.
Fifteen London Coaches maintenance staff service 92 110. PSVs, and some 50 HG Vs on an outside contract, at the new workshop in Wandsworth.