Scania: one good thing leads to another
Following the successful delivery of Scania Maidstone Depot at Brooklyn Park in Maidstone, Gallagher Properties has agreed terms with Scania UK to design and deliver its next flagship scheme at Junction 11 of the M23 motorway near Gatwick Airport, to be known as ‘Scania Gatwick’.
Soon after completion of Scania Maidstone, Scania asked Gallagher Properties to find a similar 3 acre site near to Gatwick Airport for another state of the art depot. Gallagher Properties subsequently found a suitable site close to the Pease Pottage Services and acquired the site speculatively but with Scania in mind and prepared the design with Scania to support a planning application.
Planning permission has recently been granted for the new c20,000 sq ft depot which will comprise 6 bays for the servicing and repair of heavy goods vehicles, offices, meeting rooms and welfare facilities. Gallagher also has to include service facilities for gas powered vehicles as well as DSEAR & ATEX compliance.
Gallagher Ltd will be appointed by Gallagher Properties Ltd to construct the depot under a design and build contract and will be starting work on site within the next few weeks, with the new depot due to open early in 2019