About Us

Here at Coachwork Renovations in Gravesend we are passionate about vehicle repair, focussed on a quality, service delivery and customer satisfaction.


About Coachwork Renovations Accident Repair Centre Vehicle Bodyshop Gravesend , Kent

Established in 1976, Coachwork Renovations is an award winning, family run, vehicle accident repair centre based on Imperial Business Park, Gravesend, Kent. 

We work alongside the UK’s leading insurers, manufacturers, non-fault accident schemes, local business fleets, as well as private vehicle owners, and carry out repairs on all makes of cars, light commercial vans and EV electric vehicles.

We are always keen to demonstrate our commitment to high standards and safety; therefore since 2008 we have been proud to hold the prestigious BSI Kitemark accreditation for Vehicle Damage Repair and our much-valued manufacturer approval status guarantees only the highest standards of repair to your vehicle. 


Award Winning Bodyshop

Coachwork Renovations have earned an ‘award winning’ reputation in the local area for the high quality of repair work and first class service we provide to our customers. We are immensely proud to have won various awards overs the years including:

  • Citroen Bodyshop of the Year Award 2015
  • British Bodyshop Awards - Ageas Repair over Replace Award 2021
  • NBRA Greener Bodyshop Silver Award 2022
  • NBRA Greener Bodyshop Gold Award 2023

A huge well done to the team for all their continuous hard work and commitment to help us achieve these accolades, as winners truly earn their status.

Our History

A little more background…

The business started in 1976, when Fred Smith, followed on from his vehicle repair apprenticeship and experience in London and Kent and took his initiative to start his own business in a small garage in Northfleet.

Fred’s business gradually grew and he was able to afford to rent a workshop in Vale Road, Northfleet, where Peter Hartup joined the team starting as an apprentice at the age of 16 in 1978. 

In 1994 Fred & Peter, and a loyal team of employees moved the business to its present location at Imperial Business Park, Gravesend. During the last 20 years, Fred’s daughter Charlotte and son Ben have joined the business and now run the bodyshop and day to day responsibilities of the business.

A little more background…
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