Clowes receives excellence award for Marks & Spencer building

Derby based Clowes Developments (UK) Limited have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence
for their new 1,000,000 sq ft distribution building at East Midlands Distribution Centre, Castle Donington.

The award, issued by BREEAM, sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building
design, construction and operation and is recognised globally as the world’s foremost
environmental assessment method of rating for buildings.

Paul Shanley, Director of Clowes, commented ‘we worked closely with Marks & Spencer and
our design and construction team to achieve this high standard of sustainability for this
landmark building. EMDC is on the site of an old power station and we took advantage of
breaking up and reusing the old massive concrete power station bases for fill material.
Even the main building components are of a recyclable nature for the future’.

Clowes have now completed and handed the building over to M&S who have embarked upon a
major fit-out programme which is likely to continue for the rest of 2012.

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