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Most Carbon Efficient M&S

22 May 2014 | Updated 01 January 1970
The Marks and Spencer Cheshire Oaks store incorporates products that have helped meet robust sustainability strategies.

The store, in Ellesmere Port, has been designed by architect, Aukett Fitzroy Robinson, to what has been described as ‘the most carbon efficient Marks and Spencer store to date’, and has a BREEAM Excellent rating along with many award wins.

An independent evaluation of the performance of the building’s environmental features, carried out by Faithful and Gould after the store’s first year of operation, showed annual energy consumption to be 42% lower than that of a benchmark store.

 Research also found that the store, built in line with the retailer’s Plan A initiative, creates 40% fewer carbon emissions than a benchmark store. 

Senior’s Hybrid series 3 high performance curtain walling systems were installed for Marks and Spencer; the timber aluminium composite system complements the wave-style roof, built from 100% FSC-certified, curved Glulam timber beams.

One of the reasons for the store’s low environmental impact is its extensive use of renewable materials, including Senior’s Hybrid curtain wall systems with its 100% recyclable timber and aluminium profiles.

Senior’s curtain walling systems also maximises the amount of natural light inside the building, which has offered further energy savings.


Pictured: The award winning M&S building in Ellesmere Port, has made use of Senior’s fenestration systems.

Article written by Mike Gannon | Published 22 May 2014


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