““The Inverness area has long been an important location for us, we are repaying our customers’ investment with this new service centre, which is one of the most advanced in the United Kingdom. Two of our core values are Customer First and Quality in All We Do, and nowhere will you see these more in evidence than at Scania Inverness.””
Claes Jacobsson, MD of Scania (Great Britain)
DRIVING FORCE – NEW STATE OF THE ART PREMISIS FOR SCANIA
Keppie provided architectural support for the construction of a specialist servicing facility for Scania UK in Inverness. The project comprising a circa 10,750 sq ft service area with associated service pits, tachograph and general servicing and circa 1,200 sq ft of administrative/ welfare area. There is also a considerable amount of external yard area for lorry parking.
Strategically well located at Bridge Point, Longman Drive, Inverness, the project represents the first UK Scania service centre to be constructed in accordance with a Swedish design model and as such sets the benchmark standard for future facilities in the UK.
Based on a 1.8 acre site with a high security, CCTV-monitored truck parking area, the new Scania Inverness premises offers two full length pits, an DVSA Authorised Test Facility with brake tester, beam setter and shaker plate, a rolling road, tachograph bay and steam cleaning equipment.
As well as the significant investment in equipment and specialist tooling the facility itself also promotes sustainable design through;
- Thermally Efficient Envelope
- Solar PV
- Low Energy Lighting and Natural Lighting
- Electrical Supply (Low Carbon)