New M&S store sets the pace for sustainability

Published:  04 October, 2012

Balfour Beatty Engineering Services
Contributing to the low energy use of this flagship M&S store at Cheshire Oaks is the M&E package delivered by Balfour Beatty Engineering Services.

With energy being the major contributor to a building’s whole-life cost, the one-third energy and carbon savings of the new flagship Marks & Spencer at Cheshire Oaks compared to the company’s traditionally built stores will have a big impact. Designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson and built by main contractor Simons Group, this store is one of the most high-profile sustainable retails projects ever undertaken in the UK.

Designed to achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, this 13 800 m2 store incorporates a number of technologies and building materials to deliver energy and carbon savings.

For the delivery of the £4.1 million building-services package, Balfour Beatty Engineering Services employed a range of sustainable manufacturing and installation techniques. They included prefabrication of the plant room to help reduce the energy used in construction.

The M&E package included waterless urinals, lighting controls, biomass boiler, hydrocarbon refrigeration system, displacement ventilation, charging points for electric cars and a 80 000 l rainwater harvesting tank. LED lighting has been installed externally.



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