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BIRKENHEAD-based contractor MPE Interiors has manufactured and fitted-out a new lorry drivers’ lounge for Stena Line’s Liverpool-to-Belfast freight driver’s lounge.

MPE Interiors works in three main sectors: commercial property, residential property and maritime. It can fit-out offices, shops, restaurants, hotels, homes, schools and leisure centres, ferries, ships and super-yachts.

Cliff Grainger, a director of MPE, said the drivers’ lounge at Stena Line’s 12 Quays terminal in Birkenhead highlighted MPE’s range of property services which had been completed on time and on budget.

He said: “This was a two-week project involving staff in our workshop and on location at the freight terminal. We manufactured and fitted bespoke fixtures and fittings include specially-curving TV cabinets, decorative pilasters, new lighting and a vending area.

“We also re-upholstered and cleaned furniture, while new vinyl flooring and carpeting featuring the Stena Line logo was also fitted.

“This is one of many works that MPE Interiors has done work for Stena Line’s terminals. It follows other contracts to fit-out Stena Line ferries. We’re determined to grow our ferry-related work further with Stena Line following this latest work.”

In previous contracts, MPE has refurbished passenger decks on one of Stena Line’s vessels operating between Holyhead and Dublin, and redeveloped the crew and officers’ mess areas on two passenger ferries covering the Liverpool (Birkenhead) to Belfast route.

For the latest drivers’ lounge contract, MPE had some support from two other Merseyside firms, Birkenhead-based Seaking Electrical and Liverpool flooring firm Durastic.

The Old Bidston Road-based company’s services include bespoke CAD-aided interior design, the manufacture and fitting of furniture, fittings and upholstery; craft joinery, decorating, property maintenance and repairs.


Background on MPE Interiors’ property services

MPE Interiors works in three sectors – commercial property, residential property and maritime. It has extensive experience as a fit-out specialist, from offices, shops, hotels and restaurants to residential properties, ferries, ships and super-yachts.

Core services include bespoke CAD-aided interior design, manufacture, supply and installation of bespoke furniture, soft fittings and upholstery. It also offers maintenance and repairs, extensive joinery services, the manufacture of units and service areas, polishing and finishing matching existing installations. 

MPE also specialises in handmade kitchens, studies, bedrooms, modern and traditional furniture, cabinets, wardrobes, bookshelves and chests. 

Furthermore it can repair and replace broken or worn furniture, upholstery and equipment, and supply spare parts such as locks and keys.

MPE Interiors

MPE Interiors is one of the leading interior outfitters in the North West of England. Since being founded in 2001, it has grown rapidly, working extensively in the maritime industry as well as the commercial and residential property sectors.

It was set up by former Cammell Laird shipyard managers John Whetnall and Cliff Grainger, both highly experienced and qualified, with a background in maritime and property.