New Next store starting to take shape
Work is progressing well on the new Next Home and Fashion Store at Eclipse Park in Maidstone, which is due to open in time for Christmas 2014.
The steel frame is more than half erected, and should be completed during the week commencing 3rd March, ahead of programme. The SUDS drainage scheme has been installed and has worked very efficiently during the recent heavy rainfall. The base-course Tarmacadam has been laid to part of the external works and the retaining walls are nearly complete.
The first site visit by Considerate Constructors took place on 7th February and a score of 43/50 was achieved. The report said, "The appearance of the site both internally and externally achieves exceptionally high standards and reflects extremely well on the industry.
"The team are enthusiastic and meticulous in implementing practices and procedures which have resulted in a very high level of compliance across all the CSS code. The site was a pleasure to visit."