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Marks and Spencer choose I-Clad for food halls

Marks and Spencer is currently undertaking a building programme of both new food halls and refitting some of its existing stores throughout the UK. Eurobrick are proud to be supplying our I-Clad system and brick slips to Marks & Spencer’s contractors and installers for installation as part of the interior shop fitout.

To date, a total of 21 stores, from London to Edinburgh, have been completed using around 1375 m² of I-Clad, our specially designed interior system. I-Clad can be fixed to timber or light gauge steel studs and has a plasterboard panel with a horizontal ribbed profile which aligns and supports the brick slips making the formation of brick courses quick and easy. I-Clad has an installed system depth starting from 28mm which minimises the loss of valuable floor space in retail environments. Using real brick slips, the look and feel of traditional brickwork is achieved but at a fraction of the depth of full bricks. At approximately 50Kg per m², the installed system also poses fewer issues in terms of additional loads, which would be associated with traditional brickwork.

In the majority of stores, Eurobrick supplied Red Blue Flamed brick slips, which is a light textured sanded red with a blue, grey multi-effect, creating a consistent design style across multiple M&S branches. The photos of Marks and Spencer, Hackney are an example of the finished installation. The brick slips create a warm backdrop to showcase the merchandise.

I-Clad has been installed by a number of contractors including Eurobrick’s approved installers; WSF Contracts, Façade Install and ML Brickwork (Southern).

The programme of works is set to continue throughout 2022 with another 19 stores scheduled for completion. Nick Willcocks, senior estimator at Eurobrick believes “Our quality systems and slips together with our responsive service and reliability make Eurobrick stand out from the crowd and we are very pleased to be able to help Marks and Spencer with its ongoing store programme”.