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Tesco unveil Dunfermline superstore

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October 24 2014

Tesco unveil Dunfermline superstore
Struggling supermarket chain Tesco, fresh from announcing a 92 per cent collapse in profits, has unveiled its newest outlet, a 52,000sq/ft store in Dunfermline.

Built by Barr Construction and designed by Manson Architects the store incorporates 500 undercroft parking spaces and plugs into a local district heating system which converts waste methane from discarded food into renewable energy and heat.

It sports particular façade treatments to help the store ‘blend in’ with its surroundings.

Andy Ferguson, operations manager at Barr Construction, said: “Barr Construction has worked on a number of elevated stores like this one for Tesco and following the successful completion of the Dunfermline project, we look forward to the exciting next stage in the relationship.”

The Dunfermline opening follows hot on the heels of a similar project at Linwood, delivered by the same project team.
A stone facade attempts to blend the store into its surroundings
A stone facade attempts to blend the store into its surroundings
Incongruous 'window' detailing on the rear service elevation
Incongruous 'window' detailing on the rear service elevation

6 Comments

Rabbie
#1 Posted by Rabbie on 24 Oct 2014 at 11:48 AM
So much hideousness.
Sven
#2 Posted by Sven on 24 Oct 2014 at 12:03 PM
Rabbie - Fife Council are determined to make Dunfermline a city, hence the very urban feel to the store. The old mill on the site could have been blended in with this but it was determined to be too costly...
Houdini
#3 Posted by Houdini on 24 Oct 2014 at 14:04 PM
Where is it, I can't see it? It's so well blended in.
CADMonkey
#4 Posted by CADMonkey on 24 Oct 2014 at 15:11 PM
Mmmm...."a local district heating system which converts waste methane from discarded food into renewable energy and food."
Sounds tasty.
Partick Bateman
#5 Posted by Partick Bateman on 24 Oct 2014 at 16:58 PM
Love the incongruous window detailing.
bonvivant
#6 Posted by bonvivant on 28 Oct 2014 at 20:04 PM
I guess that the window person just read Venturi. At least it's funny.

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