Waitrose High Wycombe, UK
Our challenge was to create a new, contemporary building that met Waitrose’s store guidelines and objectives – while also realising the council’s aspirations.
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, which is located by the junction of the M40 and A404 leading visitors into High Wycombe.
The council retained control of the site and remained involved throughout due to the location’s strategic importance at the gateway to the town.
Sustainability and responsible development were key priorities for Waitrose. We embraced the principles of sustainable construction throughout – from the selection of materials to the integration of renewable technologies, which achieved approximately 35% CO2 savings.
The finished food store was awarded an EPC B rating and a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating.