4 retail units
Built in car lift
High end wash rooms
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ESS Modular delivered a state-of-the-art building on behalf of GRIDSERVE at the world’s first fully Electric Forecourt® near Braintree in Essex.
The Braintree Electric Forecourt® enables 36 electric vehicles to be charged simultaneously, with high power chargers that can deliver up to 350 kW of charging power, enabling people to add 200 miles of range in 20 minutes, and much faster in the future as electric vehicle battery technologies mature.
ESS Modular worked closely with the design and architectural teams to deliver a beautifully designed building where drivers can relax and shop in state-of-the-art facilities. It includes a comprehensive retail space hosting WHSmith Travel, Costa Coffee, Boots, Post Office, and Gourmade.
The facility also includes a waiting lounge, high-end washrooms, dedicated kid’s area, wellbeing area with exercise bikes that generate electricity, and business meeting room pods.
The Electric Forecourt® is also designed to help people make the process of switching to electric vehicles as simple and straightforward as possible. The upper floor of the on-site building showcases the latest electric vehicles, and there are multiple digitals screens that help people learn about and source electric vehicles.