Marks and Spencer is currently undertaking a building programme of new food halls alongside refitting some of its existing stores throughout the UK. Market leading brick slip systems specialist, Eurobrick is proud to be supplying I-Clad along with brick slips to Marks & Spencer’s contractors and installers 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, Eurobrick’s brick slip system which is specially designed for interiors. 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 just 28mm, which minimises the loss of valuable floor space, important 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 its Red Blue Flamed brick slips, which are a light textured sanded red with a blue, grey multi-effect, creating a consistent design style across multiple M&S branches. Marks and Spencer, Hackney (pictured) is an example of the finished installation, showing how the brick slips create a warm backdrop for merchandise.
I-Clad has been installed by a number of contractors including Eurobrick’s approved installers; ML Brickwork (Southern), WSF Contracts and Façade Install. The programme of works is set to continue throughout 2022 with another 19 stores scheduled for completion.