Campus Park Limited

Brakes - Grantham

Brakes delivers chilled, frozen and ambient products in temperature controlled vehicles, as well as an extensive non-food range and catering equipment.

The project involved a 51,000 sq ft (4,735 m²) ambient extension to Brakes' existing facility on the A1 Triangle at Gonerby Moor, Grantham, comprising a two-span 10 m clear height portal frame structure with seven dock levellers, one level access door, 14,500 sq ft (4,265 m²) mezzanine, warehouse office and amenity block.

Externally there is parking for 90 cars and a concrete service yard.

One of the biggest challenges on the project was satisfying the requirements of the Environment Agency in terms of surface water discharge rate. The total impermeable surface area of 107,265 sq ft (9,965 m²) could only discharge into the public network at a rate of five litres per second.

To satisfy this condition Campus Park created an on-site lagoon large enough to accommodate the run-off in a storm condition, which is then pumped from the lagoon into the public system at the required rate.