Wilten Construction were delighted to host the ground-breaking ceremony for our valued client TruckEast, a Scania Dealership, last week in Stowmarket to mark the start of this exciting turnkey construction project.
The project represents a £6m+ investment from TruckEast into the new purpose-built, state-of-the-art depot, which will also serve as the company’s future head office.
The 3.7 acre site is located near Junction 47a on the A14 and five miles from the company’s current site, where it has been based for 50 years.
Scania Group After Sales Director, Martyn Clipston (pictured above), said:
“Stowmarket is one of the oldest serving Scania branches in the UK and for TruckEast it was the original branch – it seems fitting that now it will be our first purpose-built site.
“This investment reflects our future commitment to our customers and the Scania brand, where the new dealership will enable us to take our service to the next level”.
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Wilten Construction are appointed as Main Contractor for the design and build of this project over a 32 week programme.
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Facilities include a parts department, offices, staff welfare, meeting rooms and extensive secure parking.
CGI image of the completed site
Matt Fry, Commercial Director for Wilten, said:
"We are proud to be on site, delivering this exciting project for valued client TruckEast.
#TeamWilten put a significant effort into this tender, applying intelligent design solutions to the scheme requirements to reduce construction costs in keeping with the client's expectations following a year of unprecedented price increases, which was a key factor in the client's decision-making process and ultimate award of the contract.
Image: Matt Fry, Co-Founder & Commercial Director, Wilten Construction Ltd
We look forward to building upon the already strong working relationship we have developed with the client team at TruckEast and delivering on our #WiltenPromise to become their future construction partner of choice."
You can follow the project's progress and see our daily photo log and time lapse footage at #WiltenLive - TruckEast.