Retail industry is changing and e-commerce sales are expected to reach 19.3% in 2019 of total retail sales. Hence it helps to design retail spaces which are inviting, engaging and safe, as well as aesthetically pleasing.
We have worked on a range of retail projects, ranging from concept development for Asda’s sustainable timber-framed eco store to full construction proposals and sequencing for whole shopping centres, such as Wakefield’s Trinity Walk.
The 46,000 m2, £59 million Trinity Walk Shopping Centre in Wakefield West Yorkshire, described by Wakefield Council as “the most important City Centre development for more than 20 years”, boasts more than 40 stores and 1000 car parking spaces right in the heart of Wakefield, transforming the city into a sub-regional shopping destination.
ASDA (part of the Wal-Mart Stores Inc.) has long strived to become 100% energy efficient, hence they were the first in UK to build a sustainable timber -framed store, which is 20% more energy efficient than their traditional stores, as well as lowers the store’s carbon footprint by as much as 50 per cent. We developed the designs for the prototype, which were to become a blueprint for all ASDA’s future eco-stores.