The new centre on a 5 acre site on Knutsford Way, close to the current dealership, will offer fast lane servicing, parts and accessories, a BMW and MINI approved bodyshop and smart repair facility plus a full valeting operation.
It’s another partnership between Tubosider and contractors Patton Construction, who recently used one of our systems at Audi Leicester, again on our technical merits. As a plus, Philip Jones of the Halliwell Jones network happened to witness the Chester installation and was more than impressed by its smoothness and our support.
As our system would be a deviation from the system specified for the Chester development, engineers Hancock Wheeldon and Ascough were naturally keen to know how well our system performs under car park loadings with bitmac surfacing and associated make-up.
The response from Tubosider’s sales director could not be more simple. Unless otherwise told, we always design our tanks for Highways Agency loading (up to and including 40 tonne articulated lorries) and with a minimum design life of 60 years.
Matt Groves of Hancock Wheeldon and Ascough expected this to be a very typical criterion for our product and was immediately satisfied.
As he says, “We see this deviation from the specified system as a benefit to the client as it provides a robust storage system that also has the ability to be maintained and cleaned out in the future, which the specified system did not.”