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M&M’s World takes London by storm


M&M’s World opened their first confectionery mega-store in Europe in London’s West End. It spans 35,000 square feet over four floors and is reported to offer shoppers a ‘retail-tainment’ experience. The London store joins M&M’s World New York, Orlando and Las Vegas and features 7 feet high statues of the M&M’s characters, giant interactive screens inside a 1960’s London Bus, video links to all floors, a vibrant zebra crossing and a wall of chocolate in a rainbow of color.

M&M's WorldMeopham based firm AEM Demolition undertook the heavyside building works for the US high-end retail construction specialist and main contractor McKenzie Keck. AEM needed reliable, durable and easy access to the building’s under-floor services and they chose our 5000 Series stainless steel access covers to do the job. Howe Green stainless steel panels were installed in a range of different internal areas as well as with a wide variety of different types of flooring, including bright red resin in the public and retail areas, painted concrete in service corridors and carpet in office spaces.

“We were very pleased with Howe Green’s access covers” said Peter Rumsey, AEM’s Building Projects Manager “They were very good quality and well made. Fitting them was quick and easy and we found they went in perfectly flush with all the different floors on the M&M’s World site.”

Howe Green covers have been specified in some of the most prestigious and demanding retail construction projects across the world. They are designed and built to withstand the pressures of high volume pedestrian traffic and they hold up to a 1 hour fire rating in line with BS 476: Part 20 1987. Being made of stainless steel, they are also resistant to rust and corrosion and are double sealed to ensure that no dirt or grease can penetrate them which can help reduce maintenance costs and keep a building functioning as it should.

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