On Thursday 22 March 2018, His Excellency Torbjörn Sohlström, Sweden’s Ambassador to the UK, visited Warrington to inaugurate Scania dealer Haydock Commercial Vehicle Limited’s new state-of-the-art service centre. His Excellency was joined at the event by local transport operators, senior executives from Scania (Great Britain) Limited and representatives of the site developer, Carefoot Group plc.
The new development, which represents an investment of £6.3m and has been constructed in accordance with Scania’s global template for efficient and sustainable dealer premises, is located on a 3.25-acre green field siteadjacent to junction 8 of the M62 on Omega North, Warrington. The facilities include an eight-bay workshop, four-bay environmental station, an extensive secure commercial vehicle parking area and will provide a full range of all-makes servicing, repair, maintenance and parts services together with new and used truck sales.
“Haydock Commercial Vehicles has been a Scania dealer since the mid-1980s, serving the Preston-Liverpool-Warrington triangle, Chester and north Wales,” says Dealer Principal Simon Dykes. “Over the years, the company has enjoyed considerable growth and sustained success, and this latest development represents a reinforcement of our long-term commitment to the area’s transport operators and the Scania brand. The project has seen us invest significantly in a wide range of advanced technology and specialised equipment required to maintain modern commercial vehicles. In doing so, our aim is to ensure compliance and help our customers operate as safely, efficiently and profitably as possible.”
For Scania (Great Britain) Limited, Managing Director Claes Jacobsson says, “On behalf of the entire Scania organisation, I would like to congratulate the Haydock Commercial Vehicles team on this prestigious development and wish them every success for the future. The company has an excellent reputation for customer service and I am sure these new premises will enable the team to raise the bar even higher and set new standards of service for transport operators in the Warrington area. In commenting, I would also like to draw attention to the impressive range of environmental features built into the premises. These have been developed in accordance with Scania’s sustainability goals and will make a major contribution by minimising the impact of the operation upon the local environment.”
A wide range of environmental initiatives
As a leading-edge, purpose-built commercial vehicle facility, the development of Haydock Commercial Vehicles Warrington has seen the implementation of a far-reaching environmental management plan to minimise the site’s environmental impact.
The on-site attenuation pond, (or balancing pond), has been designed to control flow rates by storing floodwater and releasing it slowly once the risk of flooding has passed. The stored water will change the water level, and the pond is designed to function in both dry and wet weather. The control of flow rates is achieved by specialist flow control structures.
The premises have been designed for efficiency not only from the ground up with the use of recycled aggregates.
All water outlets are equipped with consumption-reducing fittings. The interceptors for surface water are also alarmed to detect spillages. All lighting is motion-controlled with LED light units and heat recovery units reuse surplus heat collected from the ventilation system. High efficiency heating is provided to the workshop areas via an AmbiRad system.
During the construction period, extensive use was made of local labour, plant and materials. The site’s waste management plan saw a minimum of 96 percent of waste materials recycled or reused, and all timber used was certified under either the FSC or PEFC forest management schemes. Together, these factors contributed to the project being awarded a Considerate Constructors Scheme score of 38, signifying performance beyond compliance.
The Haydock Commercial Vehicles Warrington site has been developed by Carefoot Group PLC, a Preston based, construction, transport and property development specialist.
Key services available at the premises:
- New and used truck sales
- All makes servicing
- Ancillary equipment servicing
- Scania Truck Rental office on site
- Full parts service
- Eight workshop bays
- DVSA Authorised Testing Facility (planned)
- Four-bay environmental station
- Brake testing
- Tachograph calibration facilities
- 70 tractor unit secure parking spaces
- 19 truck/trailer secure parking spaces