Frankham were appointed by Scania (Great Britain) Limited to carry out the BREEAM assessment for this project. The project targeted a score of ‘Very Good’ under the BREEAM New Construction 2011 scheme.
The premises feature five drive-through workshop bays and a DVSA Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) lane. A full Scania parts service, including parts for all makes, trailers and ancillary components will be offered. In addition, the site houses both new and used truck sales operations and features a Scania Truck Rental location. Scania Maidstone is located on the A229 just off junction 6 of the M20, an ideal location both for local operators and for those travelling to and from the Kent ports.
The Frankham Environmental Team worked with the design team from the early stages of the design process to incorporate the necessary targeted credits into the design through the implementation of a BREEAM Specification Document which was used by the main contractor on site. In addition, the Frankham Environmental Team also produced the Building User Guide for the completed project.
Some of the sustainable features of the completed project include the provision of on-site renewable energy in the form of PV panels, a drainage scheme which incorporates the existing pond and creates a further wetland feature on the site. Low energy lighting controlled by PIR’s, PIR linked solenoid water shut off valves to reduce potential of water leaks within the building and recycling facilities have been provided. The preservation of the wildlife habitat area around the lodge and pond which was protected during the development, retaining a valuable bat roosting site and established a pond ecosystem and biodiversity has been further enhanced by providing a meadow and wetland habitat with the addition of bird and bat boxes, and invertebrate log piles.