The store, which is over 200,000 square foot in size, was designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson to include energy saving features. These measures include hemp and lime wall panels and a rain water harvesting tank, which can hold up to 80,000 litres.
Kingspan Tarec Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation was chosen as pipework insulation for the energy efficient project. Featuring a passivated liner solution, the product has been designed to keep pipe thickness to a minimum.
It was installed on hot and cold water services throughout the building and to the fan coil units in the main food hall.
The product possesses a BRE Green Guide rating of A and is manufactured to a BS EN ISO 14001:2004 scheme. In addition, it meets the criteria for Responsible Sourcing credit.
It has attained FM Global insurance Approval Class 4924 Pipe Insulation and has a Euroclass rating of BL-s1,d0. The product also offers a fire performance approved system with a 2 hour fire rating.
A post occupancy assessment has shown that Marks and Spencer Cheshire Oaks uses 42% less energy than a retail space of the same size. The energy saving building has won the RIBA National Award 2013 for Workplace and New Build of the Year. It also holds a BREEAM Excellent rating.
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