Early April Hammerson unveiled a carbon-neutral Costa coffee shop - the ‘Eco Pod’ - at Wrekin Retail Park in Telford in partnership with Whitbread.
With the latest in environmentally-friendly building design and full of innovative energy saving technologies, the Eco Pod is officially the first ‘zero energy’ coffee shop building in the UK. Zero energy’ is achieved through passive ventilation and innovative construction techniques which mean that the energy required to heat and cool the building is minimised and that the low amount of energy that is required for building temperature control will come from solar PV cells embedded in the specially curved roof, balancing out overall.
The key design features that make the difference include:
Further details of the project can be found here.