Bath Road Retail Park, Chippenham, UK
Following the demise of Focus DIY the Chippenham store became vacant. A long thin low unit with a narrow frontage, it was decided to cut back the rear to form a service yard and add a side extension to present a wider frontage and enable subdivision into 3 separate units each with a mezzanine. The unit was stripped of its old tired cladding, the steel frame cut back to a metre above the floor slab and a new higher portal frame spliced on to the stubs to make room for the mezzanines. New longspan cladding and roofing to modern standards was added together with planar shopfronts a freshly surfaced parking forecourt and the transformation is complete. The new unit achieved practical completion in August 2013.
Client: Legal & General