Friday, 27 January 2012

Modular design: a featureless future?



Petrol filling stations are highly constrained sites that require specialist ground works for the forecourt. By using an off-site modular design solution for the building, work on site is reduced and there is much less disruption.

The advantages of off-site construction for retail projects include:
  • Programme times reduced by up to 50 per cent, allowing earlier completion and a faster return on investment
  • Reduced disruption to trading and customers' shopping experience
  • Up to 90 per cent fewer vehicle movements to site
  • Safer, quieter and cleaner construction
  • Improved quality and reduced future maintenance
  • A high level of design flexibility, both internally and externally
  • Traditionally-constructed supermarkets can be expanded without decanting
  • Improved thermal efficiency for lower running costs and reduced carbon emissions
  • Greater cost control
  • Material wastage reduced by up to 90 per cent
  • Delivery on time and on budget - Yorkon completed 99 per cent of projects on time and on budget in the past two years.
Yorkon's 50th petrol filling station kiosk for Tesco was located at Leigh in the North West and was completed as part of a major new store development. The project was also the first application of Tesco's latest kiosk design and successfully achieved an EPC energy efficiency rating of ‘A'.

Commenting on the project at Leigh, Richard Jackson, Tesco PFS Operations Manager for the UK and Ireland, said, "The Leigh PFS is a good example of just what can be achieved with off-site construction. It looks fantastic and the team there are really proud of their new facility. It is a first class petrol filling station - bright modern and functional, helping to reaffirm our position as a world class fuel retailer."

Simon Ambler, Director of Yorkon added, "We are delighted to have completed our 50th PFS project for Tesco. This partnership is the result of a long-term commitment and a process of continuous development on the part of both organisations, ensuring Tesco and its customers receive the very highest standards of quality, service and value every time."

"Petrol filling stations are highly constrained sites that require specialist ground works for the forecourt. By using an off-site solution for the building, work on site is reduced and there is much less disruption."
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