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Facilities Management works at various store premises within the existing M&S Estate to survey, repair, refurbish or replace existing building services plant and equipment.

Key objective is to keep all stores operational – whilst ensuring compliance with all legislative requirements; and to provide a safe and comfortable environment for both customers and staff.

Key facts

  • Circa 30 No project appointments since August 2012.
  • Completed Air Handling Unit, Boiler and Chiller Replacement schemes
  • Achieved “best value” via competitive tendering of works packages.
  • Ensure proposed solutions appropriate to store.

Overview of environmental features

The key features of these works include:

  • Existing and outdated in-efficient plant removed and replaced.
  • New plant provided to latest Energy Efficiency standards
  • Considered downsizing of replacement plant to reduce store energy consumption.
  • Removal of R22 refrigeration plant, where applicable.
  • New refrigeration plant installed with lower GWP criteria.
  • Identified where Asbestos removal works are required.

Building services

As part of the FM works programme within the M&S estate, this has encompassed a diverse spectrum of Building Services, which has comprised to date Air Handling Units, Chillers, Boiler Plant, Air conditioning systems, Main LV Switchgear.

Consultancy input will generally include the following elements :-

  • Detailed survey exercises of existing plant, equipment and services distribution systems, with existing trading stores.
  • Review and agreement of any recommended proposals.
  • Implementation of detailed design input in suitable detail to obtain competitive tenders.
  • Review and agree contractor’s proposals.
  • Monitor and sign-off contractors works on behalf of M&S

In providing this input, the key objective is to ensure that commercially appropriate and technically compliant solutions are implemented, whilst also considering the energy efficiency aspects of any proposed scheme.

Project team details

  • Client: Marks and Spencer
  • Project Managers: Four Group Ltd
  • Building Services Consultants: Synergy BSS Limited.

“M&S have constant commitment to invest in maintaining our existing estate. We need to ensure that stores are kept operational at all times, whilst identifying where essential works are required to be implemented. The key factors of safety, cost, technical compliance, energy and timescales need to be carefully observed and understood in all cases.

The FM Plant replacement works represents a dynamic and challenging environment in order to satisfy and manage all, of the M&S business objectives, in delivering and implementing the appropriate solutions.”

Mr. Paul Jenkins, M&S Engineering Contracts Manager (FM Works)