In Sittard Netherlands Next Level has taken on its first brownfield development for Refresco Benelux. This project is composed of three adjoining buildings, one for raw materials, one production space and a warehouse to store finished goods. To accomplish this we have had to demolish part of the old warehouse, set up a temporary warehouse for the storage of raw materials, demolish the rest of the warehouse, start building the new raw materials and production spaces, and last but not least build a 20.000 m2 warehouse within five months.
Next Level always strives to achieve the highest sustainability ratings possible per project. In this case we are aiming at are BREEAM Very Good certificate once the entire project has been completed. In the meantime we would like to inform you about the BREEAM process of phase 1 and 2 and the case studies we have done for the Management accreditation of BREEAM.
Timeline development for BREEAM Accreditation
Start phase 1 (September 2018)
This project is our first brownfield development. When we acquired the plot first thing was to start deconstructing the first part of Refresco’s old supplies warehouse. During this demolishing process, a temporary industrial tent was placed to keep the supply chain of existing production up and running.
During this time groundworks had begun, but were soon delayed for months due to archaeological findings. Only after dealing with these finding appropriately, in January 2019 the contractor was able to start the building of hall 2, future home of a brand new bottling line. With the structure of hall 2 in place, construction could begin on hall 1, the new supplies warehouse with cooled storage facility.
(published september 2019)
Completion phase 1 (September 2019)
In May of 2019 the building of hall 2 was ready enough to start the construction of the industrial liquid-proof flooring and the installation of the new bottling line. The contractor moved on to finish hall 1 so the installation of the industrial cooling equipment and completion of the sprinkler systems could commence. Both halls were delivered on schedule. After completion of this first phase, it was time to deconstruct the industrial tent that had been used as temporary warehouse. This gave way for the preparation of phase 2 of this development.
(published september 2019)
Start phase 2 (September 2019)
To start the building of the second phase, which comprises a 20.000 m² warehouse, first the last remaining part of the old supplies storage building has to be demolished. After this, excavations for foundations can commence, followed by the laying of the foundations and the steel construction.
Delivery is expected by then end of 2019.
(published october 2019)