Stephen Allison lectures in sustainability in Architecture at the David Livingstone Centre for Sustainability at the University of Strathclyde.
Can Retail Architecture be Sustainable?
Consumer-led requirements for green, energy efficient buildings is on the increase across many sectors. This seminar will start by providing an introduction to the need for change in building design and construction with some current examples of best practice. The seminar will particularly focus on key issues raised by the design of the new flagship Marks and Spencer store at Pollok, which will be the first full new build environmental store.
During the design of the store certain limitations were highlighted reagrding incorporation of environmental initiatives and it is felt that an even more effective environmental building could have been delivered had the shell also been designed to an environmental agenda.
The seminar will explore the market forces which are driving retailers and in turn could drive developers to provide their prospective tenants with an environmentally sustainable shell building. the seminar will look at the design opportunities within the shell design in relation to best practice and suggest delivery strategies to make the coordination of this process workable and efficient.