Morrisions to open ‘next-generation’ superstore in October

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Willmott Dixon claims it’s to create a new Morrisions superstore with several energy reduction firsts

The £9.5 million 4,162 m² area supermarket in Peterborough will be the first in Europe to be entirely lit by LED lighting, which has low energy consumption and is virtually maintenance free for the first 50,000 hours, therefore reducing costs involved with the frequent replacement of lights.

It will also be one of the first supermarkets where the refrigeration system does not contain hydrofluorocarbons; instead it will only use hydrocarbons. While this technology has been partly adopted in some retail facilities, the Peterborough store will be the first Morrisons to adopt this throughout the store, following extensive testing at its Arctic Circle research and development premises in Hereford and a trial at the Telford store.

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