McLaren Construction Group are pleased to announce the completion of British Land’s new £84m retail outlet in Fareham which opened to the public on Thursday 23rd May.

The construction of the 320,000 sq ft development began in January 2012 with the demolition of the existing centre and has been completed to a high standard boasting exceptional design features, contemporary shop units with dramatic double and triple height glazing. The design uses natural materials including high quality European oak panels and incorporates extensive energy efficient and sustainability features.

During construction 98% of waste from the site’s previous development was diverted from landfill and 90% of it was re-used for the new scheme. These sustainable methods of construction used led to the development to being awarded a ‘BREEAM excellent’ rating.

The development comprises 56 shops and is proving to be a great success as it is already 91% pre-let by brands such as Marks and Spencer, Tescos, Topshop, and River Island to name a few. Whiteley also features The Treehouse, a pop-up event and shopping space which is unique in the UK and will be an incubator for new retailers and enable new concepts to be trialled.

Phil Pringle, Managing Director, McLaren Construction said: “We are delighted to announce the completion of another successful project with British Land. A BREEAM excellent rating is a great achievement and testament to our team’s dedication to providing low carbon solutions during the construction process.”

Whiteley Shopping Centre given BREEAM excellent rating