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Boots store at North Lincolnshire Shopping Park achieves BREEAM Excellent

Simons are delighted to announce that Boots UK has been certified with its first ever ‘Excellent‘ BREEAM rating for its store at North Lincolnshire Shopping Park. This is a great achievement for Simons Group Ltd; having developed, designed, built and fitted out the shell building and the store for Boots UK and supported Boots in achieving the BREEAM certificate.

Sophie Longmate, Energy and Carbon Reduction Manager, Boots UK, said: “We’re thrilled that our store has been recognised with the BREEAM accreditation – this is our most energy efficient store at Boots UK, and being given the opportunity to build it from scratch with Simons means that we have been able to reduce its energy consumption by over 45 percent. We’re committed to supporting the communities we operate in, and have been delighted by the positive reception this new store has received.”

The building is highly insulated and airtight with sales floor roof lights providing daylighting and solar panels on the roof and is set in biodiverse landscaping. The store fit out includes a sophisticated building management system to minimise energy and water use, and a sparrow terrace on the rear wall. Whilst the fitout included elements of off-site manufacture to minimise waste and ensured the materials used were highly rated for responsible and sustainable manufacturing, such as responsibly sourced timber. The store will be closely monitored by Boots Energy team going forward to check that it’s low energy credentials are met and store colleagues are tasked with managing the store efficiently. The store has now been trading for a year and during this time has been able to reduce its energy consumption by over 45%.

BREEAM assessor and Sustainability Manager for Simons Group, Rosi Fieldson said “Stores designed like this are pushing the boundaries in reducing waste and energy demand to the absolute minimum and still providing an attractive and comfortable shopping experience. We won’t be resting on our laurels though, we’ll continue to strive towards zero waste shop fitouts that enable major brands like Boots to significantly reduce their carbon footprint”.

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