Retail projects in recent years have developed enormously from building structural steel into the area of carbon offset focused structures.
Over the last five years B & K Structures have delivered in excess of 30 environmental stores comprising 1.5million square feet of retail space using low carbon materials.
The industry is continually reviewing the way it builds to meet building and environmental regulations and our clients have enhanced their store build programmes to embrace modern methods of construction, whilst at the same time using "Greener" materials. These in turn create more aesthetic structures using less CO2 within their building products and creating more sustainable solutions.
Gloucester Gateway Services opened in May 2014 with the ambition to become a sustainable alternative to the typical lacklustre motorway service stations. The project was the brainchild of the Westmorland family, who are the company behind the popular Tebay Services in Cumbria. The Tebay service station has been offering fresh, homemade food to travellers since 1972... Read More
‘Plan A’ launched by Marks and Spencer in January 2007, was more than a building strategy, it was a sustainable commitment for not only the company but also in supporting its customers to lead healthier lifestyles. As part of this Plan, the company started to develop ‘sustainable learning’ stores to trial new technologies, with the aim, through post occupancy evaluation... Read More
B & K Structures worked with Sainsbury’s Supermarkets to build not one, but three different stores simultaneously during Summer 2013. This was a major full service project for B & K Structures – delivering the design, manufacture and installation of three hybrid optimised structures. Rigorous planning and excellent communications across the teams was essential to meet the stringent build plan... Read More
The holiday and sailing resort of Dartmouth in Devon was chosen by Sainsbury’s as their first new site to trial ‘green building’ in earnest across all aspects of the store’s design and operation. In locations like this the regular custom from locals is significantly supplemented by holiday makers during the Summer, who appreciate a more relaxed shopping environment... Read More
B & K Structures has combined the environmental benefits of timber with the economic benefits of steel to create a unique hybrid structure for a Tesco store in Barnstaple, ensuring an enhanced build time on site. Working with the main contractor, Bowmer & Kirkland, B & K Structures undertook the coordination of the design, supply and installation of the structural frame... Read More
While some retailers are fighting to keep their customers by entering into price wars, other stores are positioning their strategies around sustainability, aesthetics and creating outstanding facilities in order to deliver the optimum customer experience. Companies are beginning to explore the latest in innovative, energy efficient and aesthetically appealing building systems for their stores... Read More
Like so many high streets across the country, store closures had a detrimental impact on The Moor - a retail area, located south west of Sheffield City Centre. To revitalise the area, Sheffield Council proposed a retail-led regeneration scheme, with direct links to the City Centre through the creation of pleasant and safe pedestrian routes and points of transport access... Read More