What a month we’ve had since our last shop blog post
! First off we have now officially moved to 373 Cricklade Road, Swindon after a couple of months running between Swindon and Blunsdon. The shop is coming along now, the floors have been tiled, walls plastered and painted and we’re moving on to giving the outside of a building a new coat of paint. We’ve been using a cherry picker to work on the outside of the building (as and when the rain gives us a chance to do so) and hope to have some branding on the building very soon.
As well as working hard on the new shop we’ve been out and about at some events such as the Bicycle Carnival in Lydiard Park and Green Transport Event in Bristol. Our bikes went down a storm at the events and we couldn’t be happier with the reception we got!
This month you’ll be able to visit us at the following events and try out a selection of bikes from Wisper, GoCycle, iZip, Juicy Bikes and more;
Summer Fete at St Phillips Church, Upper Stratton
on Saturday 16th July 2011 1pm -4pmPenhill Summer Fete
on Saturday 30th July 2011 11am-1pm
On a side note if your interested in us paying your company a visit or attending an event your putting on, please drop us a mail.
Mark and the team are pushing things forward at the shop and we’re hoping to open the shop later this month. Be sure to check your inboxes and our blog for a launch date and more details on the days events.
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As always its been a busy few weeks at the E-Motion store. The new store is really starting to come along now, we’ve finally removed the boards from the front of the building and we’ll soon be giving the whole building a lick of paint. We’re going to announce a launch date in the coming few weeks!
For the first time in years, 373′s windows have been exposed! Now for Chris to start painting!
Andy and Keith having a laugh!
Our temporary office.
The postman will never miss us!
Chris busy painting the window frames.
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Another week has past and we’ve been extremely busy trying to push everything forward inside our new shop. We’ve finally finished the wiring so now we’re able to start on the cosmetics such as the new ceilings, plastering, tiling the floor and decorating!
We just hope this beautiful sunny weather (we’ve been missing out on) the UK has been having will show up for us on our launch day in a few weeks time!
Keith just back from his jungle trek!
Above shows the RSJ and steel posts which enabled us to take out a load bearing wall and open up the shop.
A new consumer unit! Yes, we have light! A work of art no?
Dangerous job breathing the dusty, dirty air in here at the moment!
I wonder what this is going to be, any guesses?
Alarm cables. Fancy untangling them?
Loops for 24v lighting. It’s like the ‘hanging garden of wires’ in the shop!
As you may know from looking at our website, we’re currently moving! We’ve bought a turn of the 20th century end terraced shop in Cricklade Road, Swindon. Why? Because the building we were sharing at Blunsdon lease had come up for renewal and we couldn’t afford to have it on our own. Plus we found this fab shop in the middle of a built up area close to Gorsehill and Pinehurst.
So now we will have some neighbours to talk to and are keen to serve and become part of the local community. Plus we can walk down the road to a local newsagent for essential supplies when the batteries are getting low! It’s a great location and Keith and I along with handy Andy are getting stuck into the renovation! As you can see below we have quite a lot of work on our hands at the moment!
Outside the new shop.
Look at the electrics! Could do with bring them into the 21st Century!
Pink is the new black in 2011. We do have an outside Karzi if you need to go!
Piers and Keith working out where the bikes will go.
We’ll keep you posted on our progress and bring you some more photos along the way! We’re aiming to be open soon after Easter. In the mean time we are still trading and you can call us on 07935 957737 (We’re currently having issues with our landline, BT are not able to transfer from Blunsdon to Swindon?).
You can also keep up to date on our progress via our new Twitter account! Thats right we’re tweeting too!