2006 Project Feature

Project Name:
Shell Retail Store, Wick, Scotland

Santon Group Developments Limited

Employer’s Representative:
Dickson Powell Partnership

Ian Burke Associates

Structural Engineer:
Goodson Associates

Services Consulting Engineer:
CSA Consulting Engineers Limited

Cost Manager:
Thomas and Adamson

Barr Limited

Shell Retail Store, Wick, Scotland

Brief Overview

This retail shell development in Wick was constructed to accommodate fit out and occupation by Tesco Stores Limited. It is one of their first environmentally friendly eco-stores to be constructed in the UK.

Full Information

The internal layout of the store is based upon a standard format design enclosed within a shell structure incorporating a number of environmental and energy saving initiatives. These initiatives include a timber frame, timber wall cladding, north lights incorporated within the roof structure to provide natural lighting and photovoltaic panels and wind turbines to canopy roof to improve the energy efficiency of the store.

The height of the external walls was reduced to minimise the mass/volume of the internal space and roof water is collected and recycled via a rainwater harvesting system.

External works initiatives include the use of porous paving to car parking areas and controlled lighting to car parking and external works for night-time operation.

The end user, Tesco Stores Limited, also incorporated many energy saving initiatives to the mechanical, electrical and refrigeration services installations design in particular, ie generator converted for Bio Fuel, reduced lighting levels, heat reclamation and water cooled integral refrigeration.

Other construction and operative initiatives include:-

• Integrated deliveries from centralised hub
• Use of existing adjacent buildings for site accommodation
• Import of timber via local harbour
• Community benefits including bike share and showers

It was determined that the environmental features and benefits should be communicated to the customers by information points and special signage/branding/information panels throughout the store.

Dickson Powell Partnership acted as employer’s representative, providing funding requirement advice, building contract preparation, contract administration and budget and final cost analyses.

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ASM Properties Ltd

Bank of Ireland

Bristol City Council

CB Richard Ellis

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Lloyds TSB Bank

North Somerset Council

Roach Foods

Santon Group Developments Ltd

Tesco Stores Ltd

United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust

Wiltshire County Council

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