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This Waitrose supermarket at Stratford City forms part of the new Westfield Shopping Centre

Key facts

  • BREEAM rating: ‘Outstanding’
Waitrose Stratford BREEAM Outstanding







Overview of environmental features

The key features of the building include:

  • Connection to Westfield’s Energy Centre resulting in a CO2 reduction
  • No use of traditional refrigerants
  • Water saving sanitary ware and technologies, such as sanitary supply shut-off valves, installed as standard specification
  • Free cooling in the form of cold air retrieval from the refrigerated cabinets used
  • An ‘A’ rated Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) – CO2 index of 24

Building services

The Westfield Energy Centre provides the Waitrose supermarket with its primary means of heating and cooling – all of the store’s heating demand is provided via the Centre, and cooling to the back-of-house areas is provided via the chilled water supplied from the Energy Centre.

The Centre also provides the cooling demand for the water cooled food refrigeration system

All of the sales area’s cooling demand is met via cold air retrieval from the refrigerated food cabinets located in the sales floor

Project team details

  • Client: Waitrose
  • BREEAM Assessors: Synergy BSS Limited.
  • Employers Agent: Underwood Carpenter
  • Architect: Bamber & Reddan Architects
  • Building Services Consultants: Synergy BSS Limited

"In March 2011 our Chairman announced that we were committing to a 15% reduction in our carbon emissions by 2020, when compared with 2010. Our new shop in Stratford is one of our lowest operational carbon footprints yet and is a great example of how we are “Treading Lightly” whilst serving our customers. Designing and building low carbon shops is starting to become business as usual for Waitrose, but advances in technology and innovation from within the teams has seen us push the boundaries with each new opening during 2011."

Mr Toby Marlow, Waitrose's Engineering Manager (Feasibility)