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CIBSE Building Performance Award wins for Cheshire Oaks

We are delighted that our development and construction scheme for Marks & Spencer at Cheshire Oaks has been recognised with two awards at this year’s CIBSE Building Performance Awards.

CIBSE, the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers, recognised Cheshire Oaks for its performance in use, awarding it New Build Project of the Year (over £10m) for its exceptional commercial impact.

The project then went on to win the highly coveted award for Carbon Champion of the Year, with the judging panel saying, “This project really stood out for the judges with an approach that could influence a paradigm shift in building design and engineering.”

Simons Group are delighted for the recognition that these awards give. With data from a robust and independent post occupancy evaluation used to demonstrate the performance of the building in use, which exceeded expectations.

The Simons team were particularly delighted with the recognition for Tony Savage, M&E Manager, and Dr Rosi Fieldson, Head of Environment, by Munish Datta, M&S’ Head of Facilities Management & Plan A, who commented that, “We are grateful for the contributions made by Rosi and Toni from Simons who played an important role throughout the project including the 12 months post occupancy evaluation.” Rosi added, “We knew it was a good building when it opened in August 2012; now we have proved it is a great building - long may it trade.”

The Post Occupancy Summary Report for Cheshire Oaks can be seen by following this link:

http://corporate. marksandspencer.com/documents/ press_releases/2013/cheshire_ oaks_summary_report.pdf  

Awards for Cheshire Oaks include:

BE2 Awards: AEG Best use of Twitter - Simons Group

Considerate Constructors National Site Awards: Gold Site Award - Cheshire Oaks

Building Awards: 50 Rising Stars of Sustainability (Shortlisted: Contractor of the Year - Up to £300m)

Green Apple Award: National Champion Award – Simons Group

Property Week Awards: Shortlisted for Sustainable Achievement-Simons Group, Cheshire Oaks

Sustain’ Magazine: Sustainable Construction - Simons Group, Cheshire Oaks

M&S Plan A Awards 2013: Innovation of the Year (Social Media), Partnership of the Year (’Concept’ framework, Developments, New Builds in Newport, Crystal Peaks & Cheshire Oaks) & Supplier of the Year.

2 Degrees Network: Sustainability Champion of the Year – Simons Group

For more information on Plan A and M&S’ journey with Cheshire Oaks, please
visit:

http://plana.marksandspencer. com/  

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