(Courtesy Chetwoods Architects)
A British supermarket once lauded for its ingenuity and pioneering nature is now on the chopping block with a Swedish invader looming. When it was completed, the Greenwich branch of UK Mega-chain Sainsbury’s was hailed as a breakthrough in eco-design and shortlisted for a prestigious Stirling Prize. Yet in early March the city council approved plans to demolish the structure in order to pave the way for a new IKEA warehouse outlet.
Filed Under: Chetwoods Architects, demolition, eco-design, Ecobuild, English Heritage, Greenwich, Ikea, Paul Hinkin, Sainsbury's, Sustainability, UK Green Building Council, United Kingdom
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