SKA RATING ASSESSMENT – RETAIL SCHEME
TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD, LONDON, UK
We were asked to manage and direct the sustainability impacts of the design and fit-out of the new Oasis store through a SKA rating assessment. We were to review the performance of the Oasis design guides and delivery, in relation to the scheme’s benchmarks. The project aimed to achieve a Bronze SKA rating.
We provided a SKA rating for Retail assessment of the Oasis store fit-out. This assessment took place once the design and specifications were predominately finalised and the main contractor had been appointed. The project had 86 measures in scope, however it was below good industry practises and consequently did not achieve a Bronze SKA rating.
From the assessment, we were able to provide insights and recommendations which offered step by step actions that the Store Development Team could immediately apply or use in the near future to improve their store fit-out processes. These included:
- reviewing the experience of the design and contractor teams to ensure Oasis had the support required to deliver a project targeting good practises in environmental impacts;
- integrating the requirement of an environmentally friendly delivery as a key project target within their work;
- sharing the environmental information with the contractor and support actions from secondary procurement routes.
Opportunities to reduce costs, improve resource efficiency and add brand value were also identified.
We believe that through the implementation of these insights and recommendations, future endeavours will provide good practise in environmental impacts and enable the achievement of a SKA rating.
Our appointment to perform a SKA rating assessment was a very positive step by the retailer who engaged in the process in order to gain new knowledge on their store development processes.