Multi Fab fabricate for M&S
EAG has been appointed by main contractor Ellmer Try as part of a multi million pound redevelopment to the M&S store in Norwich. This is to design and install the cladding, curtain walling, brise soleil and structural glazing. All of the façade elements will be fabricated locally to the project by Multi Fab Ltd working from both of its factories in Mildenhall Suffolk, and Attleborough Norfolk.
The current 79,000 sq ft of shop floor space will be increased to 116,000 sq ft, making Norwich one of the largest M&S stores in the UK. The scheme designed by Benoy architects, will feature a living wall with plants fed by an eco friendly rain harvest roof system. The purpose of the living wall is to help absorb inner city pollution. The glass corner façade will maximise light into the store and create two new customer entrances.
Nigel Woodhouse for Multi Fab Ltd says “This is our 3rd M&S fabrication project and brings all our previous experience to this projects mutual benefit. We fabricate the façade elements for major projects all over the country, but with the recent opening and investment of our new factory in Attleborough we are highly delighted to have secured this as a local project”. The structural glazing and curtain walling system for M&S will be fabricated using top quality Schuco products, with skilled bespoke fabrication required for all other elements. “With many of the projects that we manufacture for being so far away, it will be great to have a project on our doorstep that our staff can go to see in a working building, and feel very proud to have made”
The project will continue without closing the store and is expected to be completed in Oct 2011.
CGI Image courtesy of Benoy Architects.