Guest Blog: Partnerships with Proteus Facades Ltd 18 Mar 2019


The importance of strong partnerships

Longworth regard the cultivation and development of supply-chain partnerships as critical to the delivery of their projects and the continued growth of their business. One such partnership is with Proteus Facades Ltd. Longworth asked their Sales Director, Simon Gregory to contribute to our guest blog with his thoughts on the benefits of strong and long lasting partnerships.


Supplier and Sub Contractor relationships are key to the delivery of any successful project. Both parties have their own unique skill set and one can’t function without the other. It is fundamental that supplier and installation companies form strong bonds and develop an understanding of each other’s strengths and weaknesses, products and installation requirements so that projects develop in unison. Proteus Facades Ltd and Longworth Building Services Ltd have formed such a bond and delivered some technically challenging scheme’s from both perspectives.


West Yorkshire Archive is a prime example of this relationship – a simple rectangular box as described by some installers becomes a complex jigsaw of 701 individually punched and sized panels that all require installation in bespoke locations – it’s like building a jigsaw on the floor but on a much larger 3D scale. The relationship of the manufacturer and installer becomes paramount during the call off, production and delivery phase’s so that materials turn up and are packaged in an orderly fashion that allows a sequenced installation process both parties understand and become stake holders of during the delivery phase.

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Green Lanes, Hackney another joint venture between Proteus and Longworth’s posed a different challenge. Height and access become the installers challenge, while the manufacture concentrates on flat rectangular panels. Delivery in a controlled sequenced manner is key, so access scaffolds, mast climbers can be used to optimum efficiency, from a load and labour perspective.

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Manufacturers / specifiers of products such as Proteus Facades Ltd and installers, Longworth Building Services Ltd, all have our unique skills within the estimating, design and delivery phases of facade installations. Collaboration, team work, trust, and understanding become the fundamentals of a successful partnership, which allows delivery of successful projects. For more information on how Proteus and Longworth work in unison please call 0845 634 1370.

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