The next change in 1989 did not occur for very many years. In fact over thirty-five years elapsed before other premises in the area was acquired by Crosville. This was the premises marked on the map as <D> and has a postal address of ‘Walls Avenue’ despite that it adjoins the former erecting shop <C>. These premises were known as the Victoria Works and had been occupied for a number of years by an engineering firm, Pratt Levick & Company Limited.
The relocation to Walls Avenue took place 65 years after the company first signed a lease on its original Walls Avenue premises now next door. The move took Crosville out of its premises at Crane Wharf. where it has been based since the formation of the company in 1906. It came after the split of Crosville and Crosville Wales at deregulation—a move which left Crosville in the oversized headquarters of the joint company. ‘The Crane Wharf premises were really too big for the 30 people employed at head office’ said managing director, Tony Harrison. ‘The move helps in cutting down overheads vital In maintaining the company's profitability. whilst at the same time giving us a neat compact unit from which to work’.
A further advantage of Walls Avenue was that the new central engineering works were to be on the same site, thus eliminating many administration difficulties. In the interest of minimising the expense of moving, many of Crane Wharf's fixtures and fittings were transferred to Walls Avenue. As Ken Bickle, Engineering Director explained, ‘One of the better features of Crane Wharf was the wood panelling in some of the offices. This was carefully removed and along with other fittings and fixed office furniture, was reinstalled across at Walls Avenue, thus constituting a substantial saving in the fitting of the new offices.’ Among items to be moved was the original Crosville boardroom table. Weighing in excess of half a tonne and the 12 feet x 5 feet table top being in just one piece, the move was quite a task. In the event if required the removal of a first floor window through which the table was then winched in.
There were plans to buy a neighbouring premises to provide a purpose built body shop but this did not materialise