On Tuesday 7 November representatives from Scania (Great Britain) Limited and the Kier Group gathered together with the Mayor and Mayoress of Milton Keynes for an official ground-breaking ceremony.
The new building proposals will see Scania remain on its existing site, where the company has been based for 36 years. The current site houses a U-shaped office facilities building and car park, and Kier is adding a new, 54,754 sq ft, three-story HQ along with a 4,718 sq ft facilities building.
Once the new building is complete, Kier will demolish the existing facilities space, leaving a new, vibrant location and working environment.
The new HQ building will be a steel-framed structure with composite metal deck upper floor and roof. Internally, the building is mostly open plan, with dedicated meeting and conference rooms, and the three-storey open atrium will include a feature staircase.
Claes Jacobsson, managing director for Scania (Great Britain) Limited commented: “As one of the UK’s leading commercial vehicle suppliers and longest established companies in Milton Keynes, this development reconfirms our commitment to both our industry and the area in which we are based. The premises are being constructed to an extremely high environmental standard, and as such will serve us for many years into the future as we continue to support our customers with an ever-growing and developing range of innovative and sustainable transport solutions.”