A new 195,000 sq ft Marks & Spencer store in Cheshire Oaks is being built using Hemclad®, an innovative pre-fabricated wall panel developed by Lime Technology.
Offering the cost effective and fast track construction credentials associated with offsite construction, its USP is the fact that it offers high levels of insulation, thermal inertia and negative embodied carbon. Each timber cassette panel is filled with Lime Technology’s Tradical® Hemcrete®, a bio-composite material made with hemp with a lime binder.
Lime Technology will provide 226 pre-fabricated panels for the construction of the store’s external walls. The panels will be typically 2.4m high x 4.8m wide and 400mm thick.
Once completed, the store, which has been designed by architects Aukett Fitzroy Robinson and is being built by main contractors Simons Group, will be Marks and Spencer’s largest outside of London and is expected to create more than 350 jobs.
Source: Lime Technology, press release, 2010-11-08.