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New store blazes the eco trail
DESIGN work on a new style of store for supermarket giant Tesco is being carried out by Bedford-based architects and consultants Woods Hardwick.
Construction is under way on a 82,500 sq ft eco store and filling station in Corby, the first in the UK.
The project includes pioneering new waste management and energy efficiency measures and is an initiative through which Tesco aims to cut its stores’ carbon footprint by 70 per cent by 2020.
Woods Hardwick commercial director Karl Myhill said: “We have thoroughly enjoyed working on the project, developing new energy-saving and sustainable initiatives, and working in collaboration with the developers to maximise the site’s potential. It is an exciting project of which we are proud to be a part.”
The eco store, being built on a now-decontaminated site that was part of the former Corby Steelworks until its closure, is set to be a benchmark for other stores in the UK including one at Newmarket for which Woods Hardwick has already been commissioned.