Gridserve Electric Forecourts has agreed a major order with modular and offsite building solutions specialist, Algeco.
Algeco will initially be supplying a two-storey modular forecourt building to Gridserve at its Stevenage development site. Work will begin on site in early 2024.
Modules for the Gridserve Electric Forecourts are manufactured using Algeco’s latest platform design solution which aims to deliver important synergies in terms of sustainability, lower carbon content and programme scheduling. It claims to be able to hand over the building in less than half the time it takes a conventional on-site build and quicker even than current offsite builds.
Algeco will manufacture the platform design modules at its recently expanded Carnaby factory in East Yorkshire which has recently benefitted from a £3.5m investment to significantly expand capacity.
James Withey, managing director at Algeco offsite, said: “Gridserve chose to partner with Algeco to meet its building requirements because we have been actively engaged in developing a ‘green’ forecourt solution with them for some time. It was the depth of our retail experience that really stood out for Gridserve.
“Gridserve has an ambitious rollout programme to help support the much-needed EV infrastructure network. Our track record of delivering projects on time and budget, plus recent investment in our manufacturing site gave them the confidence that Algeco has the scale, capacity and resources to support their ambitious growth plans.”
Algeco has been delivering permanent offsite schemes and temporary modular buildings for over 60 years. Algeco Offsite Solutions is the leading provider of roadside modular shops and drive-thru restaurants in the UK, working with some of the biggest brands such as McDonalds and Starbucks. The company says its advanced factory production process and turnkey solutions mean that fully fitted modular shops and restaurants – built offsite - can be completed on-site within days.
Algeco is part of the Modulaire Group, a leader in European modular services and infrastructure. The Group operates under the Algeco brand across the UK and Europe, where it is one of the longest-established in the modular and offsite construction industry, employing more than 4,400 people working across 22 countries.