A beautifully designed Waitrose supermarket with a sales floor of approximately 2,790 sq m (30,000 sq ft) has been opened at Broughton, Chester.
The development has a 192 space customer car park plus smaller retail units and a pedestrian footbridge included in the scheme. The supermarket and surrounding area has achieved a BREEAM excellent rating. With extensive paved, concreted and asphalted areas, surface water drainage was an important consideration in the general landscaping of the site.
Aesthetic demands meant the surface water drainage for the paved concourse, façades and pedestrian walkways had to be as unobtrusive as possible yet fully meet the drainage requirement. This was achieved by installing Hauraton RECYFIX® STANDARD SLOTTED CHANNELS fitted with two types of stainless steel covers; symmetrical and asymmetrical. RECYFIX® STANDARD channels with Elegance stainless steel perforated gratings were also used along the colonnade at the rear of the building.
RECYFIX® PLUS 100 channel with HEELSAFE ductile iron gratings were installed at the entrance to the under-croft car park with FASERFIX® KS channels used to drain the car park itself.
Two sizes of RECYFIX® PRO channels fitted with FIBRETEC® gratings were chosen for the area around the plant room.
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