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Bennetts Associates to build council offices in ex-supermarket

Work has started on this £4million conversion of a disused supermarket in Elgin, Scotland into a ‘environmentally efficient’ office building

Masterminded by Bennetts Associates and due to complete in summer 2011, the revamped store will become home to offices for Moray Council.

The existing supermarket is a typical long-span steel structure with blockwork and precast concrete facades.

However the new scheme is aiming for a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating and incorporates wind towers and roof lights. The project aims to achieve carbon emissions of 28KgCO2/m²/a.

Bennetts Associates was appointed to prepare design information for the 3,000m² office building to RIBA stage D following a feasibility study by Moray Council.

Rab Bennetts, Director of Bennetts Associates, said: ‘This project is a timely example of how neglected buildings of numerous typologies can be reinterpreted into cost-effective and imaginative spaces.’

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