Lidl, York, UK

ABOUT THE BUILDING

The LIDL York project saw the construction of a 1356m2 new-build supermarket in the Acomb area of York. An existing disused swimming pool was demolished to make way for the store and the demolition waste was re-used in the new project. LIDL UK GmbH are now aiming to certify all their new stores in the UK under BREEAM and sought a target of Very Good for this project.

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KEY FACTS

BREEAM rating: Very Good

Score: 56.54%

Size: 1356m2

Stage: Post-Construction

BREEAM version: Retail 2008

LIDL (UK) GMBH HAVE INTRODUCED A BREEAM RATING AS A REQUIREMENT FOR ALL OF THEIR NEW UK STORES IN ORDER TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY. CURRENTLY VERY GOOD IS THEIR TARGET HOWEVER SHOULD THIS PROVE TO BE EASILY ATTAINABLE THEN IT WILL BE INCREASED TO EXCELLENT. IF THIS BECOMES A SUCCESSFUL FORM OF ASSESSMENT IN THE UK IT MAY BE EXTENDED TO EUROPEAN STORES.

OVERVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES

  • Disused swimming pool demolished to make way for the project. Rubble re-used to construct supermarket car park
  • All materials in the project A or A* rated on the Green Guide to Specification
  • 8m3 of waste produced per 100m2 of floor area and surplus was diverted from landfill where possible.
  • Site was previously all hard-standing but significant areas of new ecology were added as part of the project.
  • High efficiency Air Source Heat Pumps determined by early feasibility study as most efficient method of space heating
  • EPC score of 32 and B rating
  • Building services
  • Highly efficiency Air Source Heat Pumps were determined by early feasibility study as the most efficient method of space heating.
  • Sophisticated sub-meters and controls installed to ensure the system runs efficiently and that building users can monitor energy.
  • Sub-meters were installed on all major energy consuming systems including Heat Pumps, Water Heaters, Lighting and Small Power. All meters were digital and simple to read and located in a centralised meter room to ensure accessibility for staff to monitor energy use

GREEN STRATEGY

Waste was the highest scoring section. The contractor kept waste to 8m3 per 100m2 of floor area which is less than the BREEAM requirement of 9.2m3 for 3 credits. Demolition waste was also re-used on site to avoid unnecessary use of landfill sites. The demolished aggregate from the swimming pool was used to construct the car park for the supermarket.

PROJECT TEAM DETAILS

Client – Lidl UK GmbH Ltd.

Architect – Humphreys Teal Ltd.

Main Contractor – 2MS Construction Ltd.

Ecologist – Baker Shepherd Gillespie

BREEAM Assessor – Sian Howat – Future Energy Surveys Ltd.