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M&S Store, Ellesmere Port


Alumasc’s Harmer SML cast iron soil and waste system has been installed at the new M&S flagship store at Cheshire Oaks Designer Shopping Outlet in Ellesmere Port.

Packed full of eco-credentials, Cheshire Oaks is the second largest M&S store in the world measuring in at over 148,000 square feet spanning 2 floors. It was created using a number of low carbon technologies, addressing several different areas of sustainability and helping the project achieve a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating.

The Harmer SML system forms part of a carefully considered rainwater management strategy that also includes an 80,000 litre rainwater management tank and sustainable urban drainage (SUDS). SML is a lightweight cast-iron system which is 100% recyclable, making it the ideal choice for the scheme, in which all of the materials used where either natural, or recycled.

Advances in cast iron technology have ensured that Harmer SML products are fully attuned to modern construction needs. SML systems meet the new UK requirement for CE Marking and Alumasc have recently introduced new ductile iron brackets which speed up the installation process.

Manufactured in Germany to meet the highest quality and performance standards, Harmer SML also carries British Board Agrement Certification, 05/4191. The pipes and fittings meet the European Standard BS EN 877, further assured by the new CE Marking, showing full compliance with EU manufacturing, testing and technical performance requirements.

The new ductile iron brackets provide continuity of material across the all-iron system and can be used for vertical and horizontal rainwater stacks without the need for pipe stack supports – saving costs for both the contractor and end user. The brackets are also manufactured in accordance with BS EN 877.

Detailed information about the SML range can be found in a comprehensive new 72 page brochure that also includes an invaluable specification guide. And as a further aide, Designers can also download Alumasc’s exclusive Drainage Design Calculator App which is available for PC and iPad.