FSC Project Case Study: Simon Group (M&S Cheshire Oaks)
This case study highlights the engineering boundaries that have been redefined during the construction of M&S store Cheshire Oaks, particularly in the use of wood.
From the outset, M&S insisted that only FSC certified wood could be used in the project in line with its Plan A commitment. This presented a challenge for the development contractor, Simons Group, as the scheme involved a huge amount of engineered timber, not typically seen as an FSC certified product. After meeting with BM TRADA Certification to clarify the criteria required under FSC Project Certification, Simons Group decided to take this route.
Simons Group and their suppliers pressed ahead, working hard to meet M&S’s expectations and meet certification requirements, and in July 2012, as Cheshire Oaks approached completion, BM TRADA Certification awarded full FSC Project Certification (TT-PRO-003615).