Waitrose

The delivery of this 35,000 sq ft Waitrose store formed phase 2 of a £150 million masterplan to transform the high profile Handy Cross site, located by the junction of the M40 and A404 which leads visitors into High Wycombe.

Our challenge was to create a contemporary new building that met the store guidelines and the objectives of Waitrose whilst also realising the aspirations of the Council, who retained control of the site and remained involved throughout due to the strategic importance of its location at the gateway to the town. 

Sustainability and responsible development was a key priority for Waitrose and we embraced the principles of sustainable construction throughout, from the selection of materials to the integration of renewable technologies which achieved approximately 35 percent CO2 savings. The finished food store was awarded an EPC B rating and a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating. 

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