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Double success for Cheshire Oaks at 2013 sustain' awards

Simons Group have been named the winner of the Construction category at this year’s Sustain’ Magazine Awards for Marks and Spencer’s flagship sustainability store at Cheshire Oaks. The awards also saw M&S named as the winner of the Retail category for the eco-store at the awards on Tuesday 5 th March. The Sustain’ Magazine Awards celebrate stand-out achievements and successes in the field of sustainability. The impressive standard of competition in the Construction category included Juniper House, Brackley (Castle Oak); Livinggreen Heart of the Park Project (National Trust); London 2012 Water Polo Arena (David Morley Architects) and Sinclair Meadows Reed Street (Galliford Try Partnerships).
Now in its fifth year, the Sustain’ Magazine Awards for Sustainability, Business and the Built Environment are designed to celebrate the high hopes and hard work, commitment and creativity, radicalism and rigour, inspiration and perspiration of all those achieving distinction and success in the field of Sustainability.

Steve Oxley, the Editor of Sustain’ Magazine, said: “The calibre of entries to this year's sustain’ Magazine Awards was exceptional. The winners of this year’s Awards have quite clearly demonstrated a desire to push the boundaries of invention or have sought enterprising means to achieve sustainable excellence. Indeed, each of the winning entries presents inspiring and influential solutions to the way we may address our built environment in the future and I would like to congratulate each and every one of them on their success.”

The feedback in the social media world was instantaneous, with team members, consultants and fellow short-list members sending congratulations via Twitter within moments of the announcements.

Head of Environmental Rosi Fieldson said: "We are thrilled to have won the Sustain' Magazine Construction Award. It's been a privilege for Simons to be recognised amongst the high standards of the fellow nominations. The excellence displayed at the Sustain' Awards just shows how much groundbreaking work is going on in the construction industry at moment, despite such a vicious economic climate. We are proud to be one of the companies noted by Sustain' for their sustainability efforts and will hope to stay abreast of the competition in the exciting times that lie ahead for sustainability. So much hard work and planning went into creating such a successful ecostore for Marks and Spencer, but the finished product wouldn't be as impressive as it stands today without the relationships between our team, M&S Plan A Property and the host of consultants and subcontractors that we relied upon to bring these ideas to fruition. Strong communication was fundamental on and off site and without this, our Building Greener team could not have achieved the impressive targets set by the Plan A team for their flagship sustainable learning store, full to the brim with sustainable credentials. "

(L-R: Ed Dixon (Environmental Champion), Rosi Fieldson (Head of Environment) & Paul Hodgkinson (Chairman) celebrate)

Sustain' Magazine organised the event in association with Marshalls and sponsors Land Securities, Galliford Try Partnerships, Carillion, Rexel and Society for the Environment.

For more information about the awards visit sustain Magazine's website -www.sustainmagazine.com for more details of the judges, sponsors, pictures and details of all the other finalists shortlisted for the various awards.

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