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Scania has been based at the Tongwell site for 38 years. PETER JACKSON

Scania’s Milton Keynes base hasn’t just received a makeover – it’s been redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up. Peter Jackson attended the opening of the all-new building

395 working days since digging began, Scania’s all-new UK Support Centre has opened its doors. His Excellency Torbjörn Sohlström, the Ambassador of Sweden to the UK, attended a ceremony on Wednesday 22 May to inaugurate the facility, along with representatives from construction firm Kiel and other guests – including media.

Occupying the same near eight-acre site as the previous building on Delaware Drive, Tongwell, Milton Keynes, the new facility has been designed to minimise the company’s environmental impact. 10% of the energy used comes from sustainable sources, with rainwater also being recycled using water butts; Scania expects water usage to fall by upwards of 25% as a consequence of this and other measures, including more efficient showers, washing machines, dishwashers and flow-restricted taps.
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