Originally, this project was a speculative build for a private client, starting with the demolition of an old print works and the erection of a three-unit building. The plan was quickly adjusted so that B&M could take up the complete building make the changes suited more to their specific needs. Understanding this and working closely with B&M throughout phase one allowed us to further tender for the fit out.
The site was cleared, and sixty large diameter piles were installed along with reinforced concrete pads and ring beam, followed by a large steel portal frame, low level brickwork and metal clad walls and roof. Internally, a gas membrane system was installed to deal with contamination issues in the ground along with a large-scale concrete floor slab with a power floated finish. Phase one was completed with extensive blocked paved parking areas and a concrete service road to the rear for delivery vehicles.
Phase two comprised of the fit out works, starting with an internal amenity block of offices, toilets and a staffroom. A large jumbo stud wall was also constructed to divide the shop floor from the warehouse and staff areas. Three new shop fronts were then installed along with roller shutters and staff doors to the rear.
The fit out was completed to a strict timescale to ensure handover was achieved ready for the critical store opening date.