Marks & Spencer Scoops Two Awards at the CIBSE 2014 Awards

Tiffany Lewis
Marks & Spencer’s Cheshire Oaks store has been awarded ‘Carbon Champion of the Year (overall winner)’ and the ‘New Build Project of the Year (value over £10 million)’ at the CIBSE awards 2014. Faithful+Gould undertook the Post Occupancy Evaluation on the Cheshire Oaks project.

The 'Carbon Champion of the Year (overall winner)' category is presented to the individual, team or organisation that, in the opinion of the judges, has made the most outstanding contribution and commitment to achieving improved building performance combined with significant, measurable reduction of energy consumption and carbon emissions, based on the entries to all the other categories.

The 'New Build Project of the Year (value over £10 million)' category recognises the new building that most effectively demonstrates the achievement of high levels of user satisfaction and comfort and delivers outstanding measured building performance, energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions.


Sean Lockie, director - carbon and sustainability, pictured second from left, alongside winning team members.

The 20,000m2 store balances environmental footprint, with a number of design and operational strategies that result in a fantastic place to shop and work, but stacks up financially as well.

"Watch this space for a surge towards incentivising designers and contractors to delivering buildings to 'in use' performance targets."

Sean Lockie, Faithful+Gould's Director - Carbon+Sustainability

The 'Carbon Champion of the Year (overall winner)' award was open to projects from all around the world; winning in this category, against such high competition is a fantastic achievement for the team.

Sean Lockie, director - carbon and sustainability and Keeran Jugdoyal, senior consultant attended the awards dinner. Sean commented, "This is a great result for Marks & Spencer and their team who are delivering on their Plan A commitments. Typically there is a massive performance gap on projects between what is designed and the end product. Having a post occupancy evaluation by a team independent of the design team helps with accountability. Watch this space for a surge towards incentivising designers and contractors to delivering buildings to 'in use' performance targets."