Marketing Derby Bondholder Clowes Developments (UK) Ltd, have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for their new 1,000,000sq. ft. distribution building at East Midlands Distribution Centre for client Marks & Spencer. The award, issued by BREEAM, sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and is recognized globally as the world’s foremost environmental assessment method of rating for buildings.
Paul Shanley, Director of Clowes commented, “We worked closely with Marks & Spencer and our design and construction team to achieve this high standard of sustainability for this landmark building. EMDC is on the site of an old power station and we took advantage of breaking up and reusing the old massive concrete power station bases for fill material. Even the main building components are of a recyclable nature for the future”.
Clowes have now completed and handed the building over to M&S who have embarked upon a major fit-out programme which is likely to continue for the rest of 2012. The deal was secured by fellow Bondholder and commercial property consultancy FHP.