Waitrose Sevenoaks BREEAM Excellent Store Redevelopment


A comprehensive redevelopment of a food store and car park with phased demolitions to provide a new pre-cast concrete double-storey car park with integrated steel frame store constructed above.


With no opportunity to extend the store in a traditional sense, due to its High Street location and close proximity to neighbours on all boundaries, the design of the new building offers a 160 space two-storey basement and undercroft car park with the store above, accessed by stairs, lifts and escalators.


The project was procured on a negotiated basis, utilising early contractor involvement to maximise added value opportunities. BIM was successfully used to provide integrated 3D modelling of the architectural and engineering designs to enable full value engineering and design reviews, which ensured best value solutions were adopted for all elements, with cost plan and subcontractor packages ready at detailed design stage.
Careful design of temporary works and structural stabilisation were made for taking down the old structure, using selective methods of cutting and removal to reduce noise and vibration to adjoining properties.

Our Commitment:

In achieving a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating a total of 99% of demolition material was recycled in the new building and 99% of site generated waste was diverted from landfill , as well as extensive reduction of waste generation initiatives being adopted.


It is a pleasure to visit this site and see the commitment of the entire team to best practice. Sevenoaks should be proud of its new Waitrose and for the services of R G Carter during construction.
Matt Lawrence, Waitrose Store Manager

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