Cellar & Kitchen fit to be green

13 June, 2008

Adnams is building an "eco-efficient" branch of its Cellar & Kitchen retail concept on the site of the brewer's old distribution centre in its home town of Southwold in Suffolk.

The store will have a "living" sedum roof to promote biodiversity and harmonise with the rest of the design.

There will also be natural ventilation and lighting systems to reduce the

overall amount of electricity needed

to run the shop.

Other energy-saving measures include recycled rainwater to flush the toilets and walls insulated by sheep's wool.

The brewer's decommissioned wooden fermentation vessels will be recycled as seating for the in-store café, while reclaimed groynes from Southwold beach are to be used to mark out the external courtyard and parking areas.

Rupert

Farquharson, Adnams' director of retail, said: "The store offers a totally green shopping experience.

"The success of the Cellar & Kitchen concept can be attributed to the importance we place on first-class products and low environmental impact."

The store is the 10th in the Cellar & Kitchen estate, which sells wine alongside kitchenware.




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