Priory worked with Galliford Try and the developer to secure the building for purpose made new offices for the UK Immigration Services located opposite the channel tunnel entrance in Folkstone. This design and build contract included achieving an ‘excellent’ BREEAM rating. The project consisted of many sustainable services; rainwater harvesting, ammonia chiller, solar panels, sedum roof, air conditioning to server room using Care 40 refrigerant (Propane), waterless urinals and automatic water shut off service.
Priory were instrumental in the construction of the building, where a concrete frame was used, giving us a flat structural ceiling to work with, with no drop down steels! The heating and chilled water pipework was fabricated off site in 6m sections on Unistrut frames and this process allowed the programme to be reduced and the end user to take occupancy earlier than planned.