Blasting and coating services have been conducted on this site since 1957 working for steel companies and oil and gas exploration services. Gardwell Coatings, previously known as East Anglian Grit blasting Co (EAGB), was one of the largest grit blasting companies in the UK. Following its purchase by the Gardline group in 1983 the company continued to trade as EAGB concentrating on high volume steel fabrications for the construction industry. In 1994 the company name was changed to Gardwell coatings and business has remained very focused on blasting and commercial painting.
In 2005 Gardwell Coatings was sold by the Gardline Group to a local family with a long history in the blasting and coating industry. The change in ownership has seen a rapid redevelopment in the business with modifications to the facility and installation of new equipment to increase work scopes.
Today Gardwell Coatings Limited is a successful company and is a market leader in the provision of blasting and coating services.