Case Study M&S: Cheshire Oaks

Cheshire Oaks is Marks & Spencer's biggest, greenest store to date.

Project Summary 

M&S Cheshire Oaks is our biggest greenest store, designed to be the most carbon efficient, premier M&S to date with an architectural and design strategy that addresses several areas of sustainability at once. It is our most carbon efficient, biodiverse and materially innovative store which has engaged the community at every step. Being located in a heavily populated area with 600 homes situated immediately behind the store and thriving businesses located on every side resulted in the build generating lots of local interest and important stakeholders to consider. It is also our third Sustainable Learning Store, which aims as part of our Plan A commitment to build a strong bank of knowledge and experience in sustainable building practices. We will continue to improve and learn about the building through a post occupancy evaluation study and embed the successes of this project in our future specifications. Through the construction of Cheshire Oaks we strived to create a positive store environment which improves the health & well being of our staff, customers and the community which we serve. 

Third party certification achieved: BREEAM Excellent; Full FSC Project Certification achieved, reference TT-PRO-003615

This is our greenest ever M&S store and we call it a 'sustainable learning store' as around 60 per cent of the eco features featured in Cheshire Oaks will become standard spec for M&S stores.
Marc Bolland, CEO, Marks & Spencer

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Added: 22/11/2012

Number Of Pages: 5

Featuring Member: Marks & Spencer

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