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Temporary customs clearance building

Stop 24 Folkestone Services needed a structure for lorry customs clearance
2019-12-31 00:00:22 2017-09-27 05:13:25
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Stop 24 had constructed a purpose built parking facility to provide a rest stop for HGV drivers. With a capacity for 82 spaces, it wanted to combine this facility with a customs clearance service for trucks travelling through to Dover and then via the Channel Tunnel.

To achieve this, they needed a building to accomodate up to three HGVs at a time. This required a flexible yet cost-effective solution which coul dbe built within a week.

Stop 24 is a service station located at Junction 11 M20 near Folkestone in Kent and is a five minute drive from the Channel Tunnel and 15 minutes from the port of Dover.


Smart-Space provided Stop 24 with a 20m x 20m x 6m custom-made temporary building.

The structure features windows, lighting, high roof, a raised mezzanine floor enabling effortless vehicle inspection and three large roller doors allowing HGVs to enter and leave the structure easily. It is fitted with 40mm steel wall cladding for improved energy efficiency, and a sturdy steel roof for extra security and protection.

Smart-Space took care of the entire project from planning and design through to implementation and handover, which included obtaining necessary planning permissions.

Stop 24 chose Smart-Space because overall it offered the best service and the best solution. The flexibility of the product was another key factor as Stop 24 is a growing business and may need to expand in the future, which the Smart-Space solution allows as the temporary structure can be moved around.

The Smart-Space solution has the look and feel of a permanent building, all without the associated hassle and expense. The entire project took just a week to complete from start to finish.

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Building options available

Here we outline the building options available on this type of building

  • Electric roller door
  • Single layer PVC roof
  • 38mm insulated sandwich panel

Building Options

The following options are available on this building

  • Electric roller door
  • Single layer PVC roof
  • 38mm insulated sandwich panel

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