Customer: Andreas STIHL
Programme: 42 weeks
Glencar Construction has been appointed by world renowned German manufacturer, STIHL, to construct their new GB headquarters and distribution facility at a site in Surrey.
The new state of the art 121,000 sq ft development designed by Hale Architects will include 97,000 sq ft of warehouse space that will utilise state-of-the-art picking and storage systems to maximise productivity, efficiency and the use of space.
In adjoining 25,000 sq ft HQ will boast dedicated retailer training facilities, an on-site restaurant, flexible collaborative workspaces and a technical workshop.
The development will also incorporate new car parking, service yard, landscaping and the construction of a new access from the adjoining A331.
The new HQ also benefits from first-class environmental credentials including two-thirds of the total roof area (17,000 sq ft) covered with photovoltaic solar panels to provide power to the new facility. In addition, there will be provision for 26 EV charging points in anticipation of the continued move towards the use of electric vehicles.