UCL Energy Institute


UCL-Energy and BSGS researchers work with Marks and Spencer to evaluate sustainability

23 October 2013

Marks and Spencer, Cheshire Oaks

Members of the UCL Energy Institute (UCL-Energy) and Bartlett School of Graduate Studies (BSGS) have been working with Marks and Spencer to carry out part of the Post Occupancy Evaluation of the new Cheshire Oaks sustainable learning store.  

UCL-Energy Principal Research Associate Lai Fong Chiu, UCL-Energy PhD student Carrie Behar and BSGS Senior Lecturer Ben Croxford spent September 2013 carrying out focus groups and a BUS survey on the store and peer store, M&S Warrington Gemini. The store has a range of eco-features which were working well and providing excellent comfort for staff and customers and was very well liked by all.

In terms of energy, the Cheshire Oaks store was found to be performing even better than the design estimates and much better than M&S Warrington Gemini and also another peer store, M&S White City. The team was impressed by the store and rated it one of the best supermarkets they have seen.

Image: Marks and Spencer, Cheshire Oaks