Sustainable 15,100 sq/ft Foodhall

To align with M&S’s Plan A sustainability strategy, Abbey Design Associates (ADA) designed a CO2 transcritical system for M&S’s new 15,100 square feet Foodhall in Clacton.


ADA’s challenge was multi-faceted: create a state-of-the-art refrigeration system that was both energy-efficient and low in Global Warming Potential (GWP). The transcritical CO2 system designed emerged as the perfect solution, aligning with the environmental goals of the Plan A strategy while also providing operational efficiency.


By working closely with architects and construction teams, ADA ensured that the design not only prioritised sustainability but also provided a seamless shopping experience. This synergy between sustainability and design set a new precedent in food retail, demonstrating that eco-friendly initiatives can be integrated without compromising on aesthetics or functionality.