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Environmental Corn Exchange

The environmental impact of our venue was shaped from the outset, when our company, Marco’s Leisure Ltd, rescued this derelict and run down site which housed former agricultural buildings and had the vision to bring them back to life in the form of leisure and event spaces.

The restoration process, over a 2 year period, saw many of the original features retained and restored  to their former glory and gave many buildings that were rotten to the core after decades of abandonment a brand new identity and lease of life.

Since the opening of the complex in 1999, we have been proud, as a family business, to incorporate into our management structure, environmental policies, which are reviewed and adjusted by our directors on an on-going basis.

We recognize our corporate responsibility and are committed to reduce our carbon footprint.

It is our policy, when developing new procurement procedures or reviewing existing purchasing systems, to consider the environmental impact of such an operation. We always try and use local suppliers where possible and ensure that products are ‘environmentally friendly’.

Over the past 2 years we have worked closely with the carbon trust and have reviewed all of our lighting systems in our complex. As a result we have;

  • Installed a state of the art led lighting system in our largest event s space and replace d all of the ‘house lighting’ to more energy efficient fittings.
  • New Energy Efficient LED Lighting in the Concourse, Bistro and Baron reducing energy consumption.
  • Changed to LED and energy efficient light bulbs throughout the complex.

In addition we have incorporated many areas of natural lighting throughout all spaces wherever possible.

In terms of recycling, we have procedures in place for dealing with all types of waste including;

Paper, cardboard and plastic, aluminium and tin, glass, light bulbs, printer cartridges, food and  general waste.

Any waste products generated in the operation of the business shall be identified and handled in compliance with the DUTY OF CARE legislation of the environmental protection act.

We have also installed water control devices in all of our toilets and fitted all sinks with push button taps to reduce water waste.

We also try and use paperless technology where possible.

We are committed to continually evolve as a business and will endeavor to reduce our environmental impact as our business continues to grow.