Case Study M&S: Ecclesall Road, Sheffield
Marks and Spencer commissioned the design and construction of a 'sustainable learning' store in Sheffield.
This project involved the design and build of a new ‘sustainable learning’ M&S store as part of Plan A. It integrates all aspects of sustainability – climate change, waste, natural resources, fair partnership, health & wellbeing and involving customers in the journey. This store was an opportunity to try new things, invest in sustainable innovations – technologies, processes and systems, and if successful, embed them into the way that M&S does business.
The project set out to exceed planning conditions which stated 10% of the store’s energy needed to come from renewable or low carbon energy. A BREEAM excellent rating was also targeted from the outset.
The design was a collaborative effort between M&S and Wates Retail, the main contractor, who were involved from the start. During the planning process the local community were consulted and sustainable features were incorporated into the design of the building which were received very well by the planners.
Third party certification achieved: BREEAM Excellent